Sunday, April 24, 2011

Holga D concept camera

Holga_D_picture_01

OMG. look at this photo, won't you fall in love with it immediately?!
This HOLGA D. Holga owners/lovers, you can check it out at http://www.saikatbiswas.com/web/Projects/Holga_D.htm
This is just a concept camera, that means, it is still a concept. you cannot buy it anywhere. The author/designer is trying to gather more views and ideas and probably sponsors to develop this idea. haha.
OMG, but soooooo cool hor! If it is available, and the price is not too steep, i may want to own it lehhhhh!

Okok, but FILM ARE STILL THE BEST. haha. I still love to play around with different films and their effects. haha! Also, i prefer multiple exposures and sprocket holes... I wonder is this concept camera can include such features. heh.

HEY GUYS! REMEMBER OUR DIGITAL TOY CAMERA SPREE OK! IT IS STILL ONNNNNNN! CHECK IT OUT NOW YEA!!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Shape masks for Holga 120

Not satisfied with the sprockets mod we introduced earlier on? (You must be kidding me! How can that be?!) Here's another one to satisfy your craving for more modifications!

You will need:
  • Holga 120
  • Paper (White card or cardboard)
  • Pen-knife (Scissors)
  • Scotch-tape
  • Ruler
  • Pen
Steps:
  1. Measure and cut out a 3.1cm by 3.1 cm square from your paper/whitecard/cardboard.
  2. Draw diagonals to fins a centre point.
  3. Use the point as a reference point, and draw the shapes you desire.
  4. Stick the piece of square into your Holga.
  5. Cover the back and start snapping away!
Tips:
You can test out if this is the shape you want, and if it is in the centre. Set Holga to "B" mode, use a piece of tissue paper, cover over it,  (without the cover back ok!!). Lens facing any light source, (e.g. ceiling lightbubls, sunshine), and press the shutter and hold it there. You can see the shape of the light and that will be what your photo will be like.

Please do not cut the shape too big a size, else there won't be any effects.
Not neccessary a circle! You can have heart shape, star shape, any shapes! Try them out today!


***The Film Age will be entering the exam period soon! So we will be busy preparing for exams, the blog will be less updated. Sorry!!! Nevertheless, please let us know if you want to buy anything yea! We will try to entertain any sales and questions as soon as possible. Look out for this space in mid May! We will be updating a hell lot of things then! =))***

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

DigiLomo - Your love, your new toy.

"Hello there *raise eyebrow*, you look gorgeous...... with that small little camera :D"



A stranger walked up to me and told me that today when i was taking photo with this lil camera here  --->>>>>

So what you waiting for???? Order your DigiLomo now!!!





(no really, I'm serious)

TFA: We understand that Digi Lomo is selling at a lower price outside. However, the Digi Lomo that we are selling carries a special meaning, it is for charity and all the proceeds will go to the students and villagers in Pong Song, Laos. It is a self-initiated voluntary project which is not backed by any schools or any organisation, hence we offer our utmost gratitude if you could lend Project Pong Song your support. Digi Lomo -  with love in your heart, and the world is your studio.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Comparison of DIGI LOMO and LEGO camera

Dear Friends,
You maybe torn while deciding which one to choose - DIGI LOMO or LEGO camera.
While, we have put all the spcifications together, all at one glance!!! So now, you can compare!!! =))

DIGI LOMOLEGO Camera
Memory sizeSD up to 2GBInternal memory 128MB
BatteryOne AAABuilt-in 
Sensor pixels2.0M3.0M
Sensor typeCMOSCMOS
LensF =2.8N/A
Image size1600 x 1200/1280 x 1024/640 x 4802048x1536
Image file formatJPEGJPEG
Movie size320x240None
Movie file formatMPEGNone
Focal distance0.9m to ∞ (normal)   N/A
 5 to 15cm (macro)
ExposureAutoAuto
Self-timer10 secondsNone
DimensionW60 x H38 x D20 mmW95 x H65 x D32 mm
Weight15g (excluding battery)98g
USB cableProvidedProvided
FlashNoneBuilt-in 
ISO settingNoNo
LCD ScreenNoneYes
ManualJapaneseEnglish/Japanese
Installation discEnglishNone
TFA remarksThe proceeds will go to Project PS, a self-initiated overseas volunteering project to Pong Song Village, Laos. The proceeds will go to helping TFA to grow our love for everyone and get more special, cute toy cameras for all at an affordable price!
As the name suggests, there's some sorta LOMO element in it. There are dark corner (vignetting effects), although not very obvious.It is just a digital camera, but a CUTE digital camera. It has no lomo effects. 

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Digital TOY cameras on a spree now!

No no wait, don't get too excited until you read the whole of this unbelievable (yes, its a Steve Jobs' word) post!

Due to many requests and enquiries on Lego, Nico/Kuro/Clover digi toy camera, TFA decides to do a spree for all digital toy cameras that we are selling! We know it is deviating from films and lomo, but but, it is still a TOY!!! The 10 golden lomo rules still apply :D This is a once in a blue moon spree! So guys, if you want the Lego camera, don't hesitate, ORDER NOW! ((:


Lego digital camera (Original)
 Price: $115

Lego Digital Camera (Pink)
 Price: $115

Kuro Digi VQ2005*
 Price: $100

Nico Digi VQ2005*
Price: $100

Clover San Digi VQ2005*
 Price: $100

These Digital toy cameras are so easy to use, even kids will love it! Easter day, May day, Mothers' day are around the corner! They made cute and special gifts for family and friends!!


*wondering why are these 3 cameras in red? Because all the proceeds from these cameras will go to Project PS, it is for a good cause and we always believe in good karma :D So support Project PS and you will get endless blessing from TFA and from the villagers in Pong Song, Laos!

The spree will end on the 2nd May, Monday, 11.59pm, and within 2 weeks time the camera will be truly yours!!! So once again, ORDER NOW!!!


FAQ:
How to place order?
Simply email the.film.age@gmail.com with:
Name:
H/P number:
Digi cam spree model:

What about payment?
Cash on Delivery, but we do welcome bank transfer as well, you can email us for details (:

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sprocket hole mod for Holga 120!

Are you tired of the Holga you are holding? Want to do something different to your Holga? *heh heh heh* this post will teach you one wonderful modification which you can do to enhance your Holga and photog! ((:

Use 35mm film WITHOUT the 35mm film adapter
And what will you get? SPROCKET HOLES!!! There's no need to invest in a sprocket hole camera! Or a pano adapter for Holga 120. Just modify your Holga a bitbit, and you will obtain same results!!! ((:

You will need:
  • Holga 120 (duh.)
  • 135 film adapter back (120 back also can!)
  • 35mm film
  • Pen-knife (Scissors)
  • Black duct tapes
  • Sponge
Steps:
  1. Using a pen-knife, cut the sponge into 2.9cm by 1.3cm  (length by breadth).
  2. If you are using the 120 cover back, use the black duct tapes to tape the "red windows" of the cover back (both inside and outside to ensure no light will leak into the camera). 
  3. There's no need to tape anything if you are using the 135 film adapter cover back.
  4. At the slot where you place the 35mm film, use sponge to secure the position of the film.
  5. Slot the tongue of film into the takeup spool. (You can use a duct tape to try to secure it.)
  6. Make sure the film is leveled and at the centre... Cover the back... and TADA! It's ready to shoot some sprockets! 
There's a video to demostrate!!!


p.s. the last part is abit cheesy.. it's not my (gladys) idea... so you know who's idea la huh... haha!
p.p.s the music is kinda irritating!!!

So what happen after you do the mod and load the film?? Use the Holga film advance click table:
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Ok! Snap finish the roll of film! What kinda of photos will you obtain? What are sprocket holes???
*TADA*



Try this modification!!! It's damn cool! =))

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Films that we know Part 1

Ever wonder what film to use for your Holga or your toy camera? Worried that the photo that you take with a particular film might get overexposed or underexposed?

I've been through your worries and today at  The Film Age  I will share with everyone my experiences on films. The study on films cannot be explained in one post, so let us focus on learning the basic differences of films today.

The most common films that we see nowadays in the market are:
  1. Instant film
  2. Print film
  3. Colour reversal film
  4. Black & White film
Instant film is used for instant photographic camera, or more familiarly known as Polaroid. Instant film does not require any chemical or a dark room, it automates and integrates development immediately after the exposure. Leave the technical stuffs aside, if you want to know whether it is an instant film, just refer to the packaging, it would be really clear to tell if it is for instant camera, and most of the time the films are rectangular, as shown below.



Print Film, also commonly recognized as negative film, is the most common film used in the world. This type of film is the cheapest film you can find, and also the easiest to develop. You can easily find a store to help you develop negative film in Singapore, market price now is around 6-9 dollars for developing. For beginners or lomo-lovers-on-budget, you are highly recommended to use print film. Packaging of print film and colour reversal film are almost the same, how do you know if it is a print film? The easiest way of course is by looking at the price, print film normally should not cost more than 6 dollars per roll, where as colour reversal film is 9-10 dollars. Another way to confirm is by checking the box, print film has a label of C-41, which means it uses C-41 chemical to develop the film.



Colour reversal film, also called slide film, is a higher grade film that can be viewed directly from a projector. It is very expensive to develop colour reversal film using E-6 chemical, and it is also quite difficult to find outlets that helps to develop slide film as it is less popular and it is harder to print photos from slide film. It is considered a professional film. However, we the lomo lovers don't really bother about the sharpness of the image, what we love is the vintage & plastic lens effects!! When we use slide film, most of the time we will cross-process it using C-41 instead of E-6, the colour will be different (greater colour contrast) from a normal image, and that is what exactly we want!!!! And because of cross-process, sometimes the effect of the photo is much nicer than a sharp image and it really gives you a very artistic feel ((: How do you recognise slide film? Exactly the same as the above, just look for E-6 instead of C-41, we recognise the film type by looking at the chemical.



Black & white reversal film, self-explanatory enough. It is a B&W film and it is not that common anymore nowadays, where as for developing, the chemical is made up of a mixture of compounds that serve different purposes. Photographic courses usually teach people to develop B&W film in dark room because they can mix the chemical from scratch. The process is quite different from developing a negative or slide film, hence it is harder to find outlets that provide this service. However, we do see some Kodak B&W film, for example, Kodak BW400CN (BW -black and white, 400 -ISO, CN -colour negative) is a B&W colour negative, hence it is just a negative film that produces black and white photo and it uses C-41 process. It is not a orginal B&W film like Ilford film. For beginners that wanna try our B&W photography, I strongly recommend you to try out with a negative B&W film before you go for professional B&W film because it is much cheaper and easier to develop. For B&W film, just look at the packaging and if it uses C-41, it is a negative film that works like a B&W film (:






That's all for now folks! In our next "Films that we know" we will tell you more about the ISO number stated on films!! Happy snapping!!