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Holga with flipped lens

Discussion in 'Lo-Fi Cameras' started by PiercarloT, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. PiercarloT

    PiercarloT Member

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    Hi,
    Does anybody flipped the lens of a holga?
    I tried but i haven't yet shot with it.
    Any tips on how to focusing?
    Many thanks
     
  2. mooseontheloose

    mooseontheloose Subscriber

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    I haven't, but I'm curious as to your results. Please keep us updated!
     
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    PiercarloT

    PiercarloT Member

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    I will certainly do
     
  4. ChuckP

    ChuckP Subscriber

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    To check focus you could try the old trick of Scotch Magic tape put across the film opening in the back. Focus on the tape like a ground glass. Or use a small ground glass or similar plastic piece. If I recall correctly someone on Ebay is selling a Holga focus check ground "glass" for $10.
     
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    PiercarloT

    PiercarloT Member

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    Many thanks ChuckP i just tried yesterday with a scotch magic tape and wow it work.
    I'm going to load my Holga with film to check the results.
    Thanks
     
  6. bvy

    bvy Subscriber

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    I've flipped the lens in a Brownie and have gotten interesting results. The Holga seems more fragile to me. I'll be curious to see how you did it what the results look like.
     
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    PiercarloT

    PiercarloT Member

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    I thought the same when i did the modify but at the end Holga surprised me! It is more resistant than i thought, great.