What film does the Holga 120 take?
All the Holga’s that have “120″ in it take 120 film. This includes all of the following cameras we stock: Holga 120 N, 120 CFN, 120 GCFN, 120 TLR, 120 PC, and 120 WPC. This means that any film listed in the following link is suitable for the Holga 120 series of cameras:
What film does the Holga 135 take?
All the Holga’s that have “135″ in it take 135 film. 135 film is otherwise and more commonly known as “35mm” film! This is the most common and most popular format of film that is easiest to have developed. This film is compatible with all the following cameras that we stock: Holga 135 BC, 135 TIM.
This means that any film listed in the following link is suitable for the Holga 135 series of cameras:
Can I use 135/35mm film on a Holga 120 camera, and vice versa?
The short answer is NO, however some Holga 120 cameras (all 120′s except for the WPC version) can be modified to take 35mm film! A 120-to-35mm kit can be purchased separately that basically will let your camera take 35mm film.
There are two types of kits available, the Holga version, and the Superheadz version. Check out these links for more info: the Holga version and the Superheadz version. They are priced with considerable difference as each has different capabilities and functions, make sure to check out both before deciding!
With these kits you can basically get the best of both worlds with one camera – be able to shoot 120 film or easily switch to 35mm by putting on the 120-to-35mm kit!
Which one should I get – Holga 120 or Holga 135?
There is no definitive answer to this question – it all comes down to personal choice!
The Holga camera that is considered to be the most “classic” one is the Holga 120 N (previously it was the 120 S when that was still in production). Most people often start off with this one and then move on to experiment with other types.
The trade-off with the Holga 120 is that you need to use 120 film, which is both more expensive to buy and more expensive to develop and print in comparison to the standard 35mm film – some consider using 120 … continue reading…
Holga FAQ – Answers to common questions