Burnett, 54, now has four of these plastic beauties—and he
doubtless will buy more of them. Depending on modifications, made by
seemingly obsessed Holgaholics offering them on the Internet, these
cameras can go for as much as—you ready for this?—$30.95. (The
regular price for a pristine, virginal, light-leaking Holga, is more
like fifteen bucks.)
Consider that, when the average gun of your average
photojournalist—say a Nikon D1—runs close to five grand, a
plastic toy that I once mistook for a squirt gun can hold its own
Via Squirrel Bait,
Dr. Burnett's Magic Box
For a leaky, cheap knock off Chinese camera with a plastic lens and a fixed
shutter rate, the pictures running with the above article are wonderful.
Makes me almost wish I had one of these cameras. Then again, I do
have a rather persnicketty digital
camera that is probably just as difficult to use as the Holga.
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