Question about Holga 120SF Medium Format Camera

1 Answer

OVerlapping frames The Frames steadily began to overlap, even though the number on the film said that the film was advancing at a normal rate.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 3,006 Answers

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.

Posted on May 15, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Some frames on film are partially overlaped


After you remove the bottom cover on these, there is a steel plate. Under the plate is a phase switch which needs to be cleaned. You have to de-solder several flex circuits to get the plate off, and when the plate is removed there is a loose spring (if memory serves me correctly, I haven't done one of these in years).

Also, the black button you push to free the flash has lips on the inside that have a strong spring attached, and the lips break off. They can fall into the gearing on the bottom

Mar 16, 2014 | Pentax MZ-50 35mm SLR Camera

2 Answers

Film is not developing


There is not any in camera developing. This is not a digital camera it is a film camera wherein we put a film cartridge with a specified number of shots into the camera then thread the film leader to the takeup spool, close the camera advance the film a few frames, then we are ready to shoot. After the specified number of shots, 24 or 36, film is rewound into the canister, camera back opened film canister removed then taken to the lab for processing.

Oct 04, 2012 | Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR Camera

1 Answer

I took 4 rolls of film in for development but when I got them back all of them were either very under or overexposed despite taking all the pictures according to the light meter in the viewfinder of my...


Are you looking at the picture as in a print OR are you holding the negative up to the light and looking at it that way. Don't touch the negatives, they should be in a protective sleeve but you can see through it. You should be able to see if the spacing between the frames is messed up and if you have lighter and darker negatives. Looking at a print from an automated one hour service isn't worth the time of day to determine a problem. The Pentax K1000 is the work horse of the century for students learning photography and a lot of them have seen extensive use, also the camera is quite old. What I expect is if the negatives are showing overlapping frames AND the exposure is off sometimes over and other times underexposed then the camera needs service lubrication and adjustment. It's great that the light meter is working but the shutter speed could be off and the advance is skipping giving the overlap. I don't know where you are in this world but in Canada that's a $80.00 to $120.00 fix and have the repair person change the light seals while he/she has it apart.
The Pentax K1000 is still a great camera it's up to you whether or not to spend the money. I can't tell you what to do but I can suggest that if you are going to shoot film you find some place that does it with a little more human touch. Hope this was a help

Jan 24, 2011 | Pentax K1000 35mm SLR Camera

1 Answer

Rewind my film by accident, how do I unrewind it?


If the film has retracted back into the cassette, you'll need to buy or borrow a film leader retriever to fish it out. The latter is a thin specially shaped piece of spring steel which is slipped into the cassette film slot in total darkness and then engages onto the film leader sprockets, enabling you to pull the film leader out again. They can be a little tricky to use if you haven't done so before. Then just load the film as usual and in total darkness (or with the lens cap on and the viewfinder fully covered) set the camera to 1/1000 shutter speed and the smallest aperture and fire and wind until you're one frame past where you left off to give you a safety margin against overlapping images.

Note that when you get the film processed you need to explain what's happened: if you don't and the negatives are automatically cut, the cutter may slice through the images taken after the film restarts. This is because the automated cutter looks at the first few frames to calibrate where to cut, and then continues this pattern for the entire roll. But the shots taken after the restart are unlikely to follow the exact same spacing. Cheap postal developing and printing companies cannot offer this tailored approach, but any good Mall/supermarket/High St minilab usually can although they may charge a little extra.

Basically, if you have to pay additional processing charges or have to buy a leader retriever, it may well be cheaper to develop and print the film as is and put the mistake down to experience.

I hope that I've assisted you and that you take a moment to rate my reply.

Sep 06, 2010 | Pentax K1000 35mm SLR Camera

1 Answer

Noblex Pro 60/150 film overlapping


Just got mine as well! Awesome! mine also overlapped but it is simply a film loading issue. Make certain the film is loaded with the winding nob in the "S" position when the arrow on the film aligns with the red dot. Wind on to shot 1 and it will click and stop. All shots should then line up.

Another tip - take images 1 and 2 of the same pic at the same exposure of the exact same scene. Assuming the rest of the images are taken with the same lighting situation over the next hour or so your local lab should be able to clip test image 1, then process the remainder of the film ("push" or "pull") to give 5 remaining images exposed spot on!!

Cheers from Ralph!

Aug 06, 2008 | Noblex PRO 150 EII Medium Format Camera

1 Answer

Film advance lever and shutter release button are "stuck"


No, it is not the battery. My guess is that the film leader did not stay in the take-up spool and is now bunched up around it. Try rewinding the film carefully as you normally would but remember that you are only rewinding a small portion of the length. You can even just open the film door and start over. You will only loose 3 or 4 frames on the roll.

Apr 27, 2008 | Nikon FE 35mm SLR Camera

2 Answers

Film advance


I bought a seagull 4a-105 camera and the film advance never seems to be consistent. Often times the frame counter numbers are not centered in the
viewing bubble. When I go to have the film processed, I have had as many as six to seven frames either double exposed, or no exposure in the frame. The
best that I have managed out of 12 frames is 8 frames done correctly. I followed the directions and threaded the film to where the arrows align with the marks, but still the problem persists. Is the film winder the culprit? If so, how can I repair
it? The camera cost me $217 new, and I can't justify spending $200 to repair it when I could buy a used Yashica online. Any help or advice is appreciated.

Apr 21, 2008 | Shanghai Seagull 4A-105 Medium Format...

1 Answer

120 film backs


skip frames or overlapping(multiple)exposure is caused by the film advancing mechanism. if you treasure your camera y back. send it for service.

pc-cook

Oct 10, 2007 | Bronica ETR-Si Medium Format Camera

1 Answer

Film not advancing fully


Are you sure that you have loaded the film properly?
Sometimes if you have not started the film so that the sprocket pulls the film correctly the film can aquire slack and the teeth of the sprocket may not be successfully pulling the film from the canister each time.

Sep 07, 2007 | Pentax ZX-50 35mm SLR Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Holga 120SF Medium Format Camera Logo

Related Topics:

148 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Holga Photography Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

Tony

Level 3 Expert

2600 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

15478 Answers

Are you a Holga Photography Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...