Plastic Imagery: Episode 22 – Farewell to the Holga

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Shortly before Thanksgiving it was announced that Holga cameras would no longer be manufactured. Holga Jen has an excellent write up with sources.

Additionally, Jen has a call for entries for everyone to submit your favorite photo from your Holga in 2015.

Dennis’s Book on Toy Cameras (German)

He also has a book in English that is a pretty good primer for those who want to get started with Film Photography.

These are not affiliate links.

Fortunately we have not seen any price gouging yet on the Holga, ignoring a humorous typo on lomography.

After the announcement we posted to twitter to get your story of the first Holga, and what brought you to this quircky little camera.

If you would like to share your story, post it in the comments below.

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  1. says

    I picked up a Holga CFN at a thrift store a few months ago for about $4. I haven’t had a chance to try it out since I have so many different cameras to choose from right now.

    I think the best and most affordable plastic toy camera out there is the Debonair, sold by the FPP and some other places. It’s only $20 and there’s a good supply of them. Another one, for 35mm, is the Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim and its copies but those are getting harder to find.

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