46mm Collapsable Rubber Lens Hood
 The threads of the hood will cut it's own threads when screwed into the soft plastic Holga lens end. This will allow you to use filters on your Holga.

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"Velcro" film counter window cover
by -=Garvey Pyke=- 
"see customer tips below"

Just find an old beat up 620 or 120 Camera.
Steal the pressure plate from it.
Epoxy it in place....And Voila! ....Flat Film....
Note: only one side is epoxied to keep the spring in the plate.

If you experiencing one or a pair of streaks starting at soomehwere along the bottom of your images going up towards the center, the likely culprit will be either or both of these 2 holes located at the inside top of your Holga.  Place some gaffers tape oferthem as shown in the image above

If that doesn't solve your leak, Please

35mm Panoramic"Sprocket Hole Photography"

Truly the Devil Cat  "Gracie"

wind the take up knob "34" clicks
(when using a 24 exposure roll or 35mm film)
to move film completely across the opening.

If you have any questions feel free to Email me.

A few minutes spent with the scrap leftover from doing the 6x6 mask and a little super glue is all you need for a sliding film counter window cover. No more Tape !!!

Heavy Holga

Hi!
Here is another tips for the Holga camera. I find the Holga to be a bit on
the light side - around 200 grams (with flash). A heavier camera gives more
stability, so I added about 150 grams of small pieces of lead inside with
superglue and painted them black. It gives a completely new feel to the
camera and itīs actually easier to handle.
                                                                           -= Klas Krantz =-   Sweden

Randy
I bought one of your Holgas a while back, and I am not sure if I ever told you about
an easy mod I did--you may want to include it on your tips page. I used velcro to
make a film counter window cover.  Using an Exacto knife, I cut a small "window"
in a square of velcro (hard side), adhered it to the camera, and then the soft piece
goes on that.  I don't even take the velcro off to advance the film--I just lift a flap and then replace.  As you can imagine, the mod takes two minutes.  Plus, it is a nice addition to your velcro mod already noted--a good use of the leftover velcro.
See this tip above
                                                                                            -=Garvey Pyke=-

Filters 2

I'd like to offer another suggestion that maybe would be worth mentioning on your site.  I've seen people apoxying filters to their camera's but I feel that is a poor method, as it makes the modification permanent.  What I've done is I've screwed a 46mm - 55mm adapter ring into the lens of the Holga.   Because the lens is plastic, it is easily threaded.It's important to apply equal downward pressure as it is being threaded, otherwise, the filters will sit crooked.  It should hold tightly without the need for epoxying.  Because I also shoot with a 35mm camera, I have an abundance of 58mm filters.  So what I've done was I added a 55mm - 58mm adapter on top of the first ring.  It is then layered with a collapsible hood, followed by a UV filter.  Because the filters come threaded, all I have to do is interchange the filter best suited for the conditions.
                                                                                     -= Mark Rosenmeier =-

Loose winding film 3

Put some fuzzy Velcro on the far left side next to the full roll of film.,cut a small piece of fuzzy Velcro to fit in the groove at the base of the film port on the left side.
I did the same on the right winding side.  I also put two strips of fuzzy velcro vertically next to the red window inside the camera back, top to bottom, to help keep the film flat, and to put some pressure on the film, and that worked great.
                                                                                     -= Todd Frederick
=-

Filters 3

I have a little tip for you (although I'm not sure you haven't heard this one before).  I thought up a way to afix a filter the cheap man's way.  Instead of using a real filter and superglueing it, I went to the grocery store and picked up a roll of red plastic wrap, cut off a square piece, and secured it to the lens with a rubber band.  I thought this was terribly appropriate for a toy camera ;)
                                                                                        -= Moser, Brighitta =-