A Digital Holga ?

Holga D is a digital camera inspired from the extremely popular cult of the Lomography Holga and other toy cameras of its kind. Invented by Indian product designer Saikat Biswas this digital Holga (prototype), retains the qualities and simplicity of the original Holga camera and brings back the joy and delayed gratification (your photographs remain mysterious until you download the images)  associated with good old analog photography.

For those who are not aware of Holga, it is an inexpensive, medium format 120 film toy camera, known for its whimsical and surreal images.

It’s low-cost construction and simple meniscus plastic lens often crates vignetting, blur, light leaks, and other ‘qualities’ that’s unacceptable in the mainstream photography. But the quality problems have obtained a major cult following among some photographers, and has become really popular in recent years.

Even though Holga D is a digital camera, in order to achieve its simplicity, it reduces the feature set to absolute minimum.

Even the display is not there! So your photographs remain mysterious until you download the images. This makes the experience quite similar to the good old film based cameras.

More info at www.saikatbiswas.com & www.lomography.com

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