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Plastic Cameras, 2nd Edition by Michelle Bates

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chapter seven

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You've gotten film in your Holga, taken your Diana+ out to play, and some images have even shown up on the film — what's next? Here are some techniques to experiment with that will expand the range of what your toy camera is able to create. All of these are widely used on standard cameras as well, but plastic cameras have some special needs.

FLASH

Many plastic cameras are able to be used with flash; some have them built in, while others sport hot shoes for connecting external units.

Some early Diana cameras and clones had specially made flash units that fit into holes on the F models. These units required old-style, one-time-use flashbulbs, which are not only obsolete but almost impossible to find. The new Diana F+ flash ...

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