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post #31 of 36
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Fair enough. I am a big proponent of "the right tool for the right job." I just (speaking personally) cannot conceive of any job for which the holga is the right tool. :)



CD's, book covers, editorial illustrations, among others.
post #32 of 36

ok - my point being, I dislike the aesthetic, and so for myself, would never, ever, consider that the right tool... and *if* for some reason, I did feel the need to achieve that look, any number of glass lens (singlet) vintage cameras, would do it better, with the kind of control I would still need to feel like I could promise an image to a paying client, and deliver it ... 


Edited by liamstrain - 2/24/12 at 3:27pm
post #33 of 36
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Originally Posted by liamstrain View Post

ok - my point being, I dislike the aesthetic, and so for myself, would never, ever, consider that the right tool... and *if* for some reason, I did feel the need to achieve that look, any number of glass lens (singlet) vintage cameras, would do it better, with the kind of control I would still need to feel like I could promise an image to a paying client, and deliver it ... 



Point taken - and certainly no surprise as to your aesthetic preferences given your input here.  I wasn't aware that the discussion was limited to commercial photography.  Given that constraint I'd agree with you - I would not rely upon a camera that did not offer highly predictable and repeatable control (and Holga's do not) for a commercial assignment that had a tight timeline and or required complying to others schedules.  Again, my thinking is that a point like that would be painfully obvious and I wasn't suggesting you use it for those purposes.  I think you took the word "job" a bit too literally in this case.  The right tool for the right purpose(?)...I don't know how else to put it.  I like exploring what different tools can yield.  The unpredictability of the Holga excites me - there are aspects of it that you can certainly predict (there will be light leaks even with liberal application of gaffers tape) but how those things manifest themselves are, as you suggest, a bit random.  I would certainly not consider it of the most reliable tools available.  I get that you'd choose a different tool for the results you are after.  If I were only after those kinds of results I'd do the same.  I'm not... and certainly our aesthetic is different.      

 

 


Edited by jax - 2/24/12 at 6:47pm
post #34 of 36
Just to dig this thread back up,

Anyone take advantage of the recent Fuji sales? I picked up an X-e2 and a few lenses, to try to up my game once again after realizing how rubbish my photos from the past decade are. It's definitely a fun 'little' camera.
post #35 of 36

I got an X-T1 and 23mm f1.2, they're both amazing. I love build quality and PQ coming from them. It's not exactly Rangefinder style though.

post #36 of 36
Nice. That's a beast of a lens. I've been putting it through it's paces on vacation for the last few weeks.
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