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Holga 120 sponge inside falling of and damage films

That was my second flim in my holga 120 and I notice something strange when trying to roll the flim the sponges inside keep falling off and damage my picture!You can see clear dots all over those developes pictures.
How can I deal with the situation get a new sponge?
However, it's on;y using tapes for stable it I dont see if there is any diffrence for changing a new one.

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How many winding clicks should i use for a holga using 35mm ?ive heard 36-24 ?which is one is correct?


Same as you use for 120mm, since the size of the image projected by the camera doesn't change by using thinner film. If you wind it less, your frames will overlap quite a bit.

Feb 27, 2011 | Holga 120CFN Film Camera

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I am having trouble unloading my holga 135mm. I finished taking pictures on my roll, and now when rewinding it so that all the film is back in it it just won't do it. Before this happened, when ever I...


This probably means that the film did not wind on to the take-up spool, so no photos were recorded. Check the results when you process it - if its completely blank, that is what has happened.

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How do I upload pictures from my Holga 120 CFN onto my computer ? is there some sort of cable that can do it or what?


This is a film camera, you cannot download from it. You need either a film/slide scanner or a regular scanner to scan in the pictures themselves. Sorry.

Dec 04, 2010 | Lomo Holga 120 CFN Medium Format Camera

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Battteries keep falling out


Just tape them in with some electrical tape or duct/duck/gaffers tape :)

Nov 17, 2010 | Holga 120 GFN Film Camera

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The winder knob broke on my holga broke how do I fix it?


Sorry but without examining the camera it's impossible to give a definite answer.

What is certain is that all Holga and Lomos are very cheaply manufactured from poor quality materials and that spare parts are not available as they're not designed to be repaired. Almost all of thenm state that the camera lifespan is about 12 rolls of film and on some models it's as low as 6 rolls. The low quality is not really an issue in their home markets as they sell for peanuts in China, but as they've become a fashionable item in the West the importers put them in fancy packaging and charge silly prices.

Most commonly the winder knob either breaks off or the gears inside strip. Sometimes the first fault can be temporarily repaired by drilling and inserting a screw. The second fault cannot be realistically fixed. Unfortunately, most Holgas are made from plastics which are incompatible with most glues.

Sorry to disappoint you, but your only realistic fix is likely to be to replace the camera. There are plenty of old non-professional 120 film cameras lying unused, all you have to do is ask on FreeCycle or Freegle. Such models will usually be better built and have better lenses and light seals though, so you may lose some of the lo-fi unpredictablity that Holgas and Lomos are popular for.

Jun 11, 2010 | Holga 120SF Medium Format Camera

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Just bought my Holga 135. Whenever I load 35mm film into it, I can never get the crank to connect well with the film spool its self. I placed the film in the correct sprockets but when i try to advance, I...


Return the camera for an exchange or refund.

All Holgas are very badly made (which is why they produce the unpredictable image results that they're currently fashionable for) and it's not uncommon for them to be faulty from new. Also, don't expect the camera to last for more than about 12 rolls of film before it breaks: Holga specifically state that as an expected model lifespan on many of their model instructions and on some models they limit is even lower.

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OVerlapping frames


This is due to a poorly manufactured and designed camera: it IS a Holga, after all...

What's happening is that the film advance is allowing the film backing paper (which has the numbers printed on) to slip relative to the film. All you can do is to learn when to compensate by advancing the film a little more than the numbers indicate.

Given that most Holgas are only designed to last for around ten to twelve rolls of film (they can last far longer though), you might not have to put up with the fault for much longer.

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Shutter release button (not hearing that "click")


Same happened to me, i tooke it to this nice place to repair and they charge me 10 usd. But it has to be someone that WANT'S to repair it, because i tokk it to other places, they took a look at it and say there are no spare parts and didn't want to doit.

May 31, 2009 | Lomo Holga 120 CFN Medium Format Camera

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Film problem for my holga


Black film as in underexpose, after you have them printed?

If you open a roll of 120 film:
Remove the little tape holding to the film.
Place film onto Film Spool Studs.
Pull film out from film leader and thread to Take Spool.
Turn until Arrow Line on film aligns with Start Mark of Film Holder.
Close film cover or back.
Advance camera to Zero (0). Now you are ready to shoot.
Just rememer what film speed your are using.

Hope they are helpful.

Truly,
atdlee@netzero.com

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