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    Smile Hi all ! Small question , hope you all can help.

    Hi all , I'm a user of the holga 120n .
    I was out at boat quey last saturday , I took some pictures without using the flash .
    When i went to a shop to develop , the pictures dint come out .
    All of it was just empty !
    Note i din't use the flash but i remebered taking some pictures of lamp posts and all .
    It's just weird that no pictures came out .
    Any help would be appreciated .
    Thanks in advance

    Ps it's in the night .
    Last edited by thesmallprint; 26th February 2009 at 09:34 PM.

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    Default Re: Hi all ! Small question , hope you all can help.

    Quote Originally Posted by thesmallprint View Post
    Hi all , I'm a user of the holga 120n .
    I was out at boat quey last saturday , I took some pictures without using the flash .
    When i went to a shop to develop , the pictures dint come out .
    All of it was just empty !
    Note i din't use the flash but i remebered taking some pictures of lamp posts and all .
    It's just weird that no pictures came out .
    Any help would be appreciated .
    Thanks in advance
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    Default Re: Hi all ! Small question , hope you all can help.

    sorry it's in the night

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    Quote Originally Posted by thesmallprint View Post
    sorry it's in the night
    Then they're probably underexposed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thesmallprint View Post
    sorry it's in the night
    F8 or F11 and 1/125 or 1/200 sec exposure time on "N" means you need to play with the time of day until you find where the camera works best for you. Keep notes if u want!

    12 shots per roll (6x6) won't be difficult to record. Try 7am to 6pm, 1 shot per hour of same scene to give you a good gauge.

    Alternatively play with different ISO. Found Delta 3200 can use indoors without flash works ok, with bonus of nice grain!
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    Default Re: Hi all ! Small question , hope you all can help.

    okay thanks ! but it kinda doesnt answer my question as i'm kinda new to this.
    I wanted to take pictures in the night but i forgot my flash so i decided to just take the pictures.
    Apparently after washing , nothing came out .
    As i mention , i took pictures of lamp post and other stuff.
    The lady at the store told me that the picture was too dark .
    I was wondering if that was possible .

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    Default Re: Hi all ! Small question , hope you all can help.

    Quote Originally Posted by thesmallprint View Post
    okay thanks ! but it kinda doesnt answer my question as i'm kinda new to this.
    I wanted to take pictures in the night but i forgot my flash so i decided to just take the pictures.
    Apparently after washing , nothing came out .
    As i mention , i took pictures of lamp post and other stuff.
    The lady at the store told me that the picture was too dark .
    I was wondering if that was possible .
    Yes.. if you have shot the pictures at night with a fast shutter speed and/or coupled with a small aperture, you may have gotten under-exposed pic.

    At night, I generally have to open up to f1.8 with 1/30 @ ISO 800 to get some decent shots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    Yes.. if you have shot the pictures at night with a fast shutter speed and/or coupled with a small aperture, you may have gotten under-exposed pic.

    At night, I generally have to open up to f1.8 with 1/30 @ ISO 800 to get some decent shots.
    Holga has fixed aperture and shutter.
    Approx f8~F11 @ 1/125~1/200

    Shutter can be put into Bulb Mode for user controlled exposure timing.
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    Default Re: Hi all ! Small question , hope you all can help.

    Quote Originally Posted by thesmallprint View Post
    okay thanks ! but it kinda doesnt answer my question as i'm kinda new to this.
    I wanted to take pictures in the night but i forgot my flash so i decided to just take the pictures.
    Apparently after washing , nothing came out .
    As i mention , i took pictures of lamp post and other stuff.
    The lady at the store told me that the picture was too dark .
    I was wondering if that was possible .
    Yes, possible, not enough light entering cam to expose the film properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eosandy View Post
    Holga has fixed aperture and shutter.
    Approx f8~F11 @ 1/125~1/200

    Shutter can be put into Bulb Mode for user controlled exposure timing.
    I see.. and in that case, the user has to use VERY fast film and control with bulb mode. A tripod would also be a good idea as I believe you'd have to use at least quite a few seconds for exposure.
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    Default Re: Hi all ! Small question , hope you all can help.

    i'm only using fujifilm pro160s , any film recomandation then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thesmallprint View Post
    i'm only using fujifilm pro160s , any film recomandation then?
    Tripod and long shutter speeds then....
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    Default Re: Hi all ! Small question , hope you all can help.

    thanks zac08 and eosandy for all the help !
    just a last quick question then , any tripod recomandation ? i'm on a tight budget :P

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    Fancier brand at $88 is good for starters. Quite strong if you don't go too high.

    Find them by using search function within CS.
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    does all tripod works ? if all does i'm just planning to get a simple 1 as i'm taking pictures as a hobby

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    Can the Holga be tripod mounted? I didn't know there was a screw thread for tripods. Then again, I don't own a Holga. =P
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    Quote Originally Posted by karnage View Post
    Can the Holga be tripod mounted? I didn't know there was a screw thread for tripods. Then again, I don't own a Holga. =P
    no problem as long as you own one which has the mounting bush on the bottom.
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