Holga 120N Camera
The famous Holga plastic "toy camera" from Hong Kong was originally designed for 35mm film but was reconfigured for 120 medium format for the Chinese market in the 1980s. This can result in light leaks, vignetting and unpredictable soft, dreamy images and is a great way to get into medium format photography at a much cheaper price than more sophisticated alternatives.
The Holga became very popular through the 2000s thanks to specialist suppliers such as the Bookshop and Lomography with a wide range of cameras and accessories (some of which are still available from the Bookshop) but in 2015 the factory suddenly closed down. Luckily the moulds were saved and a new company Sunrise is now manufacturing the basic 120N model again.
The Holga photographs shown were shot using the long discontinued Polaroid T-80 Chocolate film with Holga Instant Back attachment.Specifications
Format: 120 medium format roll film
Type: Compact camera
Focal length: 60mm
Shutter speed: 1/100th or bulb
ISO: No setting, 400 ISO optimal
Flash: Hotshoe mount for external flash