April 04, 2005

"Holga", "Diana", "Dories", "Debonair", "Lubitel", "Banner" "Snappy" and "Yunon". They're cheap, maddening, fascinating plastic pieces of crap. Many people hate them, they think they're junk, worthless, a waste of time. But we love them. We can't stop talking about them. We just can't shut up at all.
  • [this is good]
  • Nice site. One of the tutorials (about modifying the cameras for macro work - really hacky stuff with stickytape and magnifying glasses) has inspired me. As I type I'm halfway through a hack for my point-and-shoot digital camera involving rubber-band/foamcore-board/bunch-of-dioptres to get a better macro mode for it. Hopefully, it'll mean I won't have to carry around the old SLR that the dioptres actually fit on.
  • )))!!!
  • Awesome. I bow to this post.
  • Yummy camera goodness. Last summer my girfriend & I turned an old Polaroid land camera into a pinhole & went to Prague. Ohboyohboyohboy. Fun for the whole family.
  • These are all such great cameras to travel with. Inexpensive plastic little workhorses can make you vacation picks have a more interesting feel that may be more representative of your travels then the best digital camera.
  • oops. That's "pics" of course. Not picks.... Spell check always correcting my slang.
  • Very neat, Argh. Worldwide Pinhole Day is coming up on April 24th.
  • Excellent Cheers
  • Mmm... Holgas.
  • This is awesome. I just had to do emergency surgery on my lomo action sampler yesterday, and I appreciate any toycamera hacks... [Surgery, since I'm really proud of it, went like this: The film advance wheel was turning, but the reel was not. So, I had to take the damn thing apart, and it has the smallest screws ever. I found out that there was a tiny plastic tab that had snapped off at some point, thus leaving the wheel "floating." I had to take off the wheel, which involved a surgical hacksaw moment to remove the guard above the wheel, then attach a bit of a pin tip to the axle so that it would still clear the wheel when the rewind button was depressed. I heated up the pin end and melted it in. After a couple tries, boom, the camera works! I had to put the damn thing back together, and didn't lose any screws (though it doesn't seem as tight as it was)...]
  • Milo has an excellent photoblog which features toy cameras.