the holga is a medium format toy camera made in china. new these things sell for about $19. the lens, in fact the entire camera is plastic except for the sutter, which is fixed somewhere around 1/100. there are two apperature settings- sunny, and not sunny.
the beauty, and in fact the joy of these cameras is the simplicity. the edges vignette and focus is terrible, but they have become somewhat of a cult over the years as we celebrate and embrace their weakness. holga prints adorn the walls of many galleries, have been the editor's choice of time magazine and the washington post publications.
in this digital age, the rediscovered joy of medium format and darkroom processing is priceless. (once you remember how to get the negatives on that freakin spool in the dark...)
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