Holga 120CFN Medium Format Camera

Holga 120CFN Medium Format Camera

Holga 120CFN Medium Format Camera

B&H # HO120CFN MFR # 146120
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Product Highlights

  • Fun 'Experimental' Medium Format
  • Simple 60mm f/8 Plastic Lens
  • Fixed Focus
  • Built-In Flash
  • R/Y/B/W Color Wheel for Flash
  • Uses Just 2 "AA" Batteries
  • 12 6x6cm or 16 6x4.5cm Exposures
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Holga 120CFN overview

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Still retaining all of those fabulous and unique features that make the Holga world famous, the Holga 120CFN takes Holga photography to the next level. It is a fun way to enter the world of medium format, and can yield very interesting results. Its fixed-focus 60mm f/8 lens is perfect for creating the pictures Holgas are known for; soft and dreamy, with a slightly wide perspective and a distinct vignetting at the corners of the image.

This version of the Holga includes a built-in flash, which also has an incorporated filter wheel to influence the output of the light. Choose from red, yellow, blue, or white color output, and you only need 2 'AA' batteries; the shutter is fully mechanical. A window on the back allows you to read the paper on the 120 film, so that you can have 12 6x6cm square images per roll or 16 6x4.5cm vertical images per roll.

Simple, popular experimental medium format film camera
Distinct images with dream-like, vignetted look
Built-in flash that contains a spinning color filter wheel; Choose from red, yellow, blue, standard white or a combination thereof
The format arrow on the back of the camera easily slides between 12 and 16 exposures
Mostly plastic, including the lens; extremely small and compact one-piece plastic molded body
Two "AA" batteries required
In the Box
Holga 120CFN Medium Format Camera
  • 6x6cm and 6x4.5cm Adapters
  • Neck strap
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    Holga 120CFN specs

    Camera Type Medium Format Viewfinder Fixed Focus Camera with Built-in Lens and Color Flash
    Film Back/Loading Accepts 120 mm film ONLY (6x6 = 12 exposures; 6x4.5 = 15 exposures)
    Film Type All type 120 mm film (Does not accept 220 film); e.g. Kodak Tri-X 120
    Lens Mount Not applicable - fixed lens; Single element 60mm wide angle lens; Min. focusing distance ~3'
    Shutter 1/100 sec shutter speed; 2 f-stops, f8 and f11
    Shutter Release On camera body
    Self Timer None
    Flash Synchronization Built-in flash - contains a spinning color filter wheel; Choose from red, yellow, blue, standard white or a combination thereof; Does not have flash shoe
    Mirror Lock-Up No
    Exposure Metering None
    Exposure Bracketing None
    Exposure Compensation None
    Depth-of-Field Preview None
    Viewfinder Non-removable viewfinder
    Viewfinder Info No information displayed
    Film Transport Wind to next frame
    Multiple Exposure Possible by not winding between shots
    Focusing System Zone focus system
    Power Source "Two "AA" type (not included)
    Custom Functions None
    Data Imprinting Not applicable
    Tripod Mount 1/4" x 20
    Dimensions Not available
    Weight Not available
    Miscellaneous Features "Bulb" exposure
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.4 x 4.6 x 4.0"

    Holga 120CFN reviews

    120CFN Medium Format Camera is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 33.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from 120CFN Medium Format Camera by Holga This is a great little camera which shoots medium format film and does a great job at it. It's a let go and have fun camera, since you have very little control like with other button loaded cameras. It's good to have a little understanding of it's abilities and it's restrictions when you go to use it. Each camera has it's own quirks and light leaks and such, so each camera is different- so you learn what your own cameras boundaries are. I shoot at a pro level and love this camera! You have to do some taping and Velcro to keep it all tight and together, but that's the deal with plastic cameras in general. But what the heck, look at the cost, you can afford to try it out and have fun and decide for yourself!
    Date published: 2010-02-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Analog Love I have used mostly digital cameras my entire life (with exception of a quaker oatmeal box pin hole camera in high school photography), so going analog was something sort of new for me. The Holga has opened my eyes to life around me. I joke that it has changed my life, but there is a seriousness about that statement. I find myself noticing the world around me in a way I never have before. This camera is easy to use, and the results (for me) are excellent. I love not knowing what I've captured, what kind of light leaks I will have, what will or will not be in focus, etc. This little camera has taught me patience all over again. From an artistic point of view, there really is nothing to hate about this camera and I assume people buy this camera for what would be considered it's cons.
    Date published: 2009-04-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Film Rules! I bought my Holga because I was tired of taking pictures without thinking with my digital camera, and I don't regret it at all. My first use was during a trip to Mexico, it was a little bit tricky (i'm sure that I just need to use it more often and all my problems will be gone). First, because i had to get used to the idea that I can't see my photo right away (which makes things more fun! I love the surprise effect), second because I had no idea how to work with light, always questioning if i should use or not the flash, etc. Not all of my photos came out since i still have to learn how to use a Holga, but the ones that came out are incredible!!! I could never achieve the effects I got with a regular digital camera. Holga is really fun and looking for to take more pictures.
    Date published: 2009-12-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth Every Penny! I was in an artistic funk when it came to my photography. Already a huge film fan I needed to try and do something new to jump start my creativity, and boy did the Holga do exactly that! Let's face it, the Holga is reasonably priced. Especially when you take into consideration all the mods you can do to the camera and how amazing the photographs can potentially turn out. One thing that irks me however -and I heard this is some what common- is while shooting my first roll of film the foam pieces that are behind the film canister and the take-up spool came loose and got wound up with film. Luckily this didn't ruin my entire roll, just a few frames. This is a simple fix however, just used some Gorilla glue and it works like a charm. I would recommend this camera to anyone. Whether you're just getting into film photography or a seasoned pro, Holgas are fun and can produce some very unique images.
    Date published: 2009-07-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's a Holga. Holga cameras are supposed to be imperfect. I love Holga photography, and until last year I had used an older model until my son broke it (woah, out a whole $). This model is great, but it's almost too good for a Holga. I've found myself making a lot of modifications to the camera to make it satisfactory for my personal needs. I adore light leaks, and am really not finding too many on my film (I'm creating them manually when I unload the film). As long as there is film, I will be shooting with this camera.
    Date published: 2008-02-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plastic is Truly Fantastic! I love my Holga. Though I don't get too much vignetting and light flares (things that I would want in a Holga), it is still my favorite lomo camera. If you're a beginner photographer and want to get into the 120 world, this is the camera for you. Just don't expect the high quality images of a digital camera.
    Date published: 2009-08-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy this camera again and again I have bought this camera twice for myself (stolen not broken) and recently bought another one as a gift for a friend. It's a quirky and unpredictable little camera that is lots of fun once you get the hang of it. Watch out which film you buy though. Film that is says C41 is usually cheaper to develop. It really makes a great gift.
    Date published: 2008-07-08
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Getting what you pay for. This is my second Holga. It will be my last. I'm just sick of so many things breaking and ruining entire rolls of film. I got 2 good rolls through this one before a piece of foam came loose and was spooled into the film. It wasn't expensive though, so I am not mad. I'd recommend removing the foam in the film bay.
    Date published: 2008-09-04
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