Just finished scanning the results of the first roll of film I put through the new Holga camera I recently picked up. I was pretty convinced that I had either loaded the film incorrectly or that I didn’t handle it properly and all the shots I took would be exposed. Unlike 35mm film, medium-format film comes on rolls without a shell or cover. This means that the film spools from one spindle inside the camera onto another. You also don’t ‘rewind’ the film like a 35mm camera either.
Fortunately, I managed not to screw it up and got some great first results considering the roll of film that the Holga comes with is 100ASA which means it basically needs a ton of light to be exposed.
I seemed to get the best shots when using the red flash.
Although the clear flash didn’t make Duane’s nachos look any less awesome.
Check out the rest of the shots from the roll on Flickr.
Now to get some higher speed medium-format film and have some more fun with this camera.