HOLGA D

Recently there has been news circulating about a prototype of a Holga brand camrea that is digital, yes a digital lo-fi camera!
The Holga D picture courtesy of Saikatbiswas


If you are not famlier with Holga brand camreas let me clue you into what they actually are before I begin.
Holga is a camera company that manufactures "lomo" or toy cameras that take lo-fi or vintage style photographs on mainly 120mm or 35mm film. The brand has a strong cult following being one of the first brands of cameras to market the lomo camera.It is widely used
The Holga 120





 
Image Courtesy of SESSIONS



Back to the present with the holga D. This camera is just a prototype and NOT actually holgas model. It was designed by the Finnish company of  Saikat Biswas, so actual production does not seem a high possibility as of right now. However, there seems to be a fan uprising and following to the model that was put on the web. Because of this Holga has posted this on thier blog and it looks like they are taking interest in the idea of it. Lets cross our fingers and hope they actually do something with it!
Film is the current median for holga and it would be nice to see them go in this direction. We all know that buying and developing film is not all that cheap in this economy!  One quality I do love about film is not knowing what your pictures look like till you do develop them. it brings a sense of wonder and anticipation towards the photographs you have taken. This aspect has not been taken out of the Holga D though! It does not have a digital display to show pictures when you have taken them. I  absolutely love this idea! Also having them on a digital format brings the pictures faster to post-processing and sharing with others
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Here are some specs on the model:
The Holga D picture courtesy of Saikatbiswas
  • A range of  50 to 3200 ISO
  • 1 to 2000 shutter speed
  • E-Ink Display (displaying number of frames left, battery life, Color/Blackwhie and Aspect Ratio
  • 4 different aperture settings
  • Mini Flash
  • Small and sleek
  • SD or SDHC Slot
  • Plastic lens for that official lomo look









This proof of concept looks VERY intriguing and I am hoping very much so that Holga actually picks up on this idea and makes it into a great line of cameras!
Thoughts, Comments?

MORE INFO/PICTURES:
http://www.saikatbiswas.com/web/Projects/Holga_D.htm

10 comments:

TheKing | March 18, 2011 at 12:35 AM

looks kinda weird

KillerKun | March 18, 2011 at 12:37 AM

what... I don't know if that would work as people would want to...

Necroticism | March 18, 2011 at 12:42 AM

You have a very nice and sharp blog, keep up the good work!

Nico De | March 18, 2011 at 12:51 AM

great looking camera dude! upload some pictures!

Wonderfullyrandom | March 18, 2011 at 1:09 AM

thats pretty cool do u take pics like that if so i wana see!

Triper | March 18, 2011 at 1:10 AM

Thanks for shating my friend. It looks great.

Artemis Valentine | March 18, 2011 at 1:34 AM

That's better than my camera. Hahah!

ankmanpro | March 18, 2011 at 1:39 AM

Blog is lookin good! Followed!

Mew | March 19, 2011 at 4:03 PM

Hmm good looking cam! I want one. :p

Necroticism | March 24, 2011 at 10:55 PM

I want to hold Holga on my hands :(

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