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The Holga 35 MF is a more advanced camera for Holga standards. It looks like an 80s camera (the design reminds a bit the Russian Elikon 535 with a similar F3.8 lens), but was obviously sold from Hong Kong in the early 2000s and also via the Lomography company. There were 2 sister models, the 35 MF (wich has no manual focus, it's fixed) and the 35 AFX, an autofocus model. There is little information on both.


Its main features are:

38mm 3-element wide lenses, F3.8, focus free, 3 apertures: estimated F3.8, F8, F16
Shutter: Electronic
Double exposure prevention, motordrive and rewind, flash, tripod socket, ISO setting 100-400

Size 130x80x55,  Weight 260 gr.

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Camera with a bag and strap.

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Camera front  closed. Aperture setting with weather symbols. ISO setting lever.

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Camera front, sunny setting with small aperture.

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Aperture full open and flash set. If you action the flash slider, the flash pops up a little bit and charges.

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Camera back. Flash charged.


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Camera top. Film rewind (onlyworks when the film is at its end), film wind control, shutter release with cable release thread and counter.

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Camera bottom unsharp. Tripod socket. Battery compartment, takes 2 AA batteries.

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Back open.

Using the Holga 35 MF is easy. You drop the film, insert it into the take-up spool and close the back. The film advance is motorized. Choose the appropriate presetting, exposure is automatic. Just frame and shoot, no focus. Picture quality is decent for a simple camera. Rewind is not automatic, you have to press and hold the rewind button.

It's a toy or fun camera, all plastic, but it's fun indeed. Holga build quality seems to be a lot better than other Lomo cameras.

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