35 mm- standard film size?

Hello, I'm purchasing a "Holga 35mm camera" from Urban outfitters-

I like the outcome of these photos- I have two questions:

Is 35 mm the standard film size you can buy at drugstores, etc? Also, Does this camera have any flash option? Or is it all non-flash pictures? because from past experience my pictures don't turn out very clear when they dont have flash- THANKS!


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  • 1 decade ago
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    Just ask for 35mm film.

    It is the "standard" for any 35mm camera.

    The holga is basically a toy camera.

    Some have a hot shoe and some have built in flash.

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  • kaiy2k
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    The Holga 135 is a fun camera. It uses 35mm film, which is relatively easy to find and can be processed at any 1-hour lab. While it doesn't have a built in flash, it has a hot shoe, on which you can mount an external flash unit.

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  • 4 years ago

    No. No such animal. You can buy a 35 mm SLR system and later add a DSLR to it. Nikon, Canon, Pentax and Minolta (Sony) are such systems. For instance you could buy a used Nikon F4 or F100 and use them in their manual modes and buy auto-focus lenses, and use them in their manual focus mode and meet your first criteria. Then later you could buy a Nikon D300 or D700 and all the lenses would be compatible and again, you could use those camera bodies in the manual mode it you wish. I have a whole range of bodies that I can use my various lenses on, 35 mm manual focus to full frame DSLR bodies. Medium format cameras like Mamiya and Hasselblad have cameras that use either film or digital backs, but are much larger and more expensive than their 35 mm and DSLR counterparts.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    35mm is the standard film size. However, bear in mind that this camera is exceptionally cheap because it's not very well made. To be honest, unless you've set your heart on this, I would go with a digital camera. Simply put, the Holga is renowned for being a tricky thing to work with.

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  • .
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    yes you can find 35 mm film at most drug or grocery stores. i have that same camera and it does not have a flash. it does have a hotshoe on it though, so you could always buy a separate flash. i have the lomo colorspash flash, it works great with it: http://www.amazon.com/Lomographic-Colorsplash-Flas...

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