I’ll be leaving January 3rd for a month (Tokyo – Thailand -Amsterdam - Stockholm – Prague – London). I lost half my shots from this summer’s trip to a faulty Lomo LCA. This time around I’m bringing my Nikon digital, but I still want a lofi film camera to capture the more personal stuff. After seeing some beautiful shots like the one above by sMacshot I’ve decided to go with a Holga this time and ditch the LCA (which was my third Lomo to break). I know the Holga is probably just as prone to breakage, but it’s only about $40 instead of whatever outrageous price they are charging now for the Lomo these days ($300?).
Any tips for using the Holga? Does it have a similar auto-exposure mechanism to the Lomo or is it all manual? Any reason why I should stick with the Lomo? I also really like the prospect of shooting in medium format with the Holga, something I’ve never done before. Anything special about MF for beginners? I am thinking of going all cross-process this time, excited to see the results.
Just stumbled on this Holga site, some nice info there.