I heard this camera had, in addition to square format, a wide lens and vignetting that was stylish, so I bought it, before Burning Man. It’s also a super compact and lightweight way to shoot 120. It’s really a sharper Holga, with 4 focus zones. And stronger vignetting.
I was pretty happy with the results. I shot Kodak Ektar 100 and Fujifilm Reala. I scanned them and edited in Lightroom, where I gave them some punch and added even a little more vignetting.
I really enjoy the shots from this camera, but it does have its drawbacks. Once you accept them, you may not get so angry and frustrated when using it.
- It’s hard to load. The little nubs that fit in top & bottom of the 120 film roll are just a little too tight. I want to sand them down. Seriously, just putting the roll in place is a PITA.
- It feels light and plastic-y for a $400 camera. It would be nice if it didn’t feel so cheap.
- A little hard to wind. It could use a better grip.
- The way the front opens & closes. Mine’s a bit broken actually, and I have to make sure the lens guard plastic is open all the way before I shoot.
- Easy to knock the focus knob. And it should go back to infinity when you close the camera.
Other than that, its great.