Holga plastic camera:

Many people consider Holgas to be toys. Or garbage. They are $20 plastic cameras that can make very cool images. They were first produced in Hong Kong and were originally intended to provide an inexpensive mass-market camera for working-class Chinese. Little did the company people around the world would still be using them even when they can afford other cameras.
I got one several years ago but I lost a piece to it after shooting one role. Now they have this slightly "fancier" version— it comes with a built-in flash, a long-exposure setting and a tripod nut. And this one costs a whopping $35.


Bill Norris said...

Do you still have the Lomo? And, isn't the joy of Holga supposed to be using tape and other things to hold it together?

Wes said...

The joy is taping it together — but only because it creates cool light effects. The part I lost was the uptake spool. I've been trying to figure out how I can create a new one but then I just realized it would be much easier to buy a new one.
I do still have the Lomo. It's great for action shots of dogs!