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


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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 .
 

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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 :)
What's the time of day?
 

eosandy

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

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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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