Holga 120GCFN Film Camera

The Holga 120GCFN Film Camera is the glass lens version of the classic “toy camera”. With its glass lens, it will produce slightly sharper images than its plastic lens cousin. The Holga’s occasional light leaks will always give you unexpected results.

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Holga 120GCFN Film Camera

The Holga 120GCFN Film Camera is the glass lens version of the classic “toy camera”. With its glass lens, it will produce slightly sharper images than its plastic lens cousin. The Holga’s occasional light leaks will always give you unexpected results.

Instantly recognizable to photographers around the world for its “cheap plastic camera” aesthetic. The 120GCFN also has the added benefit of a built-in flash with a colour wheel, to add a splash of red, yellow or blue to your images.

Get back to basics with the Holga 120GCFN. A very simple medium format camera with minimal controls. The glass lens will give you a sharp image at the centre with noticeable softness around the edges. Another feature of Holga images is vignetting, this is where the amount of light in the image falls off around the edges of the frame. Lastly, expect the occasional light leak. All these elements are part of the fun of using a Holga!

A great option if you’re looking to step up into medium format. It may be simple, but you still get the advantage of the finer grain of 120 film.

 

Glass Lens

The glass lens will give you a slightly sharper image than the classic Holga plastic lens. Simple to focus, just rotate the barrel of the lens to the icon that best fits your shooting situation. The focus range is 3ft to infinity.

 

Shutter Speed and Aperture

Your shutter speed on a Holga is approximately 1/100 of a second, and you have two choices of aperture, f11 and f8. Changing film speeds is the best way to determine what kind of images you’ll get under different lighting conditions.

 

Film Advance

As a completely manual camera, the film is advanced by a knob after each shot. There is a small window on the back to see the numbers on the backing paper to let you know you’re ready for the next shot. You can use this to your advantage, easily creating double exposures or overlapping frames.

Flash

With a built-in flash, you can take the 120GCFN anywhere and shoot in any lighting situation. It runs on two AA batteries which are inserted behind the film mask. There is a colour wheel in the flash. So you can add a splash of colour to your images!

 

120 Format

You get two image options with the Holga 120N camera. Included in the box are two masks so you can choose with frame format you want to shoot. The 6×4.5cm mask is for vertical, rectangular images and the 6x6cm mask is for square images.  You can shoot 16 frames of 6×4.5 and 12 frames of 6×6 on a roll of 120 format film. Make sure to switch the arrow on the counter window to correspond with the mask being used.

 

In The Box

Holga 120GCFN Medium Format Film Camera
6 x 4.5cm Film Mask
6 x 6cm Film Mask
Neck Strap
Lens Cap

Film Photography

And, if you’re new to film check out our Beginners Guide To Film Photography. Also have a look at our guides to ApertureShutter Speed and Film Speed.

 

Film Reviews

If you aren’t sure which film to pick next, then head over to our Film Reviews pages. We review the most popular films in the shop and some new and lesser-known ones to see how they compare. You can find a list of all the films we have reviewed here.

Next up, have a look at How You Shoot. We like to see how you shoot the film you buy from us and feature some of our favourites on the site.

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