Holga 135 Pan

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The 135 Pan is a zone focus panoramic plastic toy camera released by Holga circa 2012.

The camera uses 35mm film and produces a 24x72mm image on to the film. The lenses are interchangeable and two are included. A standard 55mm f/8 and a 0.25mm f/236 pinhole. The lens can be release by sliding the LOCK ON switch on the base to ON and unscrewing the lens. It uses a zone focusing system mark on the lens for 1m, 2m, 6m and 10m+ for single, family, group and mountain icons. When using the pinhole lens; setting the focus onto single will produce dark corners. There are two aperture settings adjustable with a sliding switch, sunny for f/11 and cloudy for f/8. The base has a switch for setting to B bulb mode.

The shutter speed is at 1/100 of a sec. The shutter release is often wobbly but has a screw-in cable release socket. Loading film requires pulling up the film rewind crank which opens the right hinged film back. The film is advanced by a thumbwheel. There is a film counter window that can automatically reset but sometimes does not reset properly when the back is opened unless a gentle tap is applied to the top of the camera. A standard hot shoe is on the top centre of the camera. The base has a tripod socket and a film rewind release button. A 400 ASA film is recommended. The film back has a printed exposure guide table.

Pinhole exposure guide
Fine weather 3 to 6 sec
Overcast 8 to 12 sec
Morning / Dusk 14 sec +