Holga 120N and Holga 35mm have standard hot shoes, so any simple non-dedicated standard mount camera flash will work.
To shoot with studio strobes, we recommend using an on-camera flash and equipping your strobes with photo slaves. You can also use a hot shoe-to-PC adapter, which allows you
to hook up directly to an off-camera flash or strobe pack with a sync cord.
NOTE: Every Holga will trigger the flash twice — once at shutter depression and once at shutter release! Be sure to pause in between or you risk damaging the flash or strobes.
HOLGA MANUAL ELECTRONIC FLASH
The Holga Manual Electronic Flash is the primary accessory for a Holga with a hot shoe mount. This basic manual flash includes a PC cord so that it can also be used with other cameras.
It is powered with 4 AA batteries and has a guide number of 72ft/22m at 100 ISO. It gives approximately 200 flashes at 1/1000th of a second and has a 6-8 second recycle time. Color
temperature is 5600 ° K and the angle of illumination is 60 ° H 45 ° V.
HOLGON MF FLASH
© Francesca di Leo - Holga 120N with Red Filter on MFC Flash
Designed with the creative Holga Shooter in mind, the Holgon MF Flash fits on a standard hot shoe mount and is a standard flash unit with benefits such as built-in multiple flash
capabilities and a bounce head feature. There are two flash modes available: SF MODE (Standard Single Flash Mode) where each time the unit is triggered the Holgon MF will flash only
once. MF MODE (Multiple Flash Mode) is used with the camera exposure setting on "B" (Bulb mode for manual long exposures). Each time the flash unit is activated, it will flash at the
rate of approximately two flashes per second through the duration of the exposure.
The purpose is to creatively capture a series of motions against a dark background. The bounce head can be used in the SF Mode to soften shadows. It is powered with 4 AA batteries and
has a guide number of 21ft/6.5m at 100 ISO. The interval of multiple flashes is approximately 0.5 seconds with a color temperature of 5600 ° K and the angle of illumination is 60 ° H 50 ° V. A PC cord is included for use with other cameras and has an adjustable locking ring to secure the flash to the hot shoe socket.
HOLGA 160S/MB 120 SYNCH FLASH
© Francesca di Leo - Holga 120N with Blue Filter on MFC Flash
The Holga 160S/MB 120 Synch Flash is a slim pocket sized master/slave flash that comes with an attachable mounting bracket. The mounting bracket can be used to attach the flash to some
cameras without hot shoe sockets or it can be used as a free standing holder. Since the flash is equipped with both a hot shoe and a photo sensor it be conveniently used on or off the
camera. Slave flashes are fantastic at adding additional light from different angles. Your on camera flash will trigger your slave flash as long as it is within line sight of the sensor.
Use the built in filters to add a color splash to the image. Powered by two AA batteries, this flash gives approximately 200 flashes at 1/1000th of a second with a 4-6 second recycle
time. It has a guide number of 12, color temperature of 5600 ° K and coverage angles of 60 ° H 40 ° V to give you that extra burst of light you need. Multiple slave flashes
set throughout the scene can creatively add light and color, where only one flash simply cannot achieve such an imaginative look.
HOLGA 12MQ FLASH
A small, yet powerful mini manual flash; the Holga 12MQ has a guide number of 40 and works with any hot shoe mount. It has a test button, ready light, takes two AA batteries and gives
approximately 180 flashes at 1/2000th of a second with a 3 second recycle time. The color temperature is 5700 ° K and the angle of illumination is 55 ° H 40 ° V - quick and
powerful for being so tiny.
HOLGA CLOSE-UP RING FLASH
Holga 120N and Close-up Ring Flash - © Emmalee Garcia
The Holga Close-Up Ring Flash is designed for use with Holga 120 and 135 cameras. It is equipped with a ring shaped flash tube to provide 360° illumination to offer even lighting and elimination of shadows. The maximum effective distance of the flash is 500mm; great for close-up and macro work. It also includes four different color filters of blue, red, yellow and green.
HOLGA 12MFC FLASH
Holga 120N, painting with light - © Maria Ruvalcaba
The Holga 120MFC is a pocket sized black Holga flash that is very simple to use and has a ready light, test button, and 5 filters (blue, yellow, red, green and diffusion). It will fit on any Holga or other camera with a standard hot shoe socket. The flash is powered by one AA battery which gives approximately 180 flashes at 1/1000th of a second with a 6-8 second recycle time. It has a guide number of 12, color temperature of 5600° K and coverage angles of 60° H 50° V to give you that extra burst of light you need.
HOLGA 12S FLASH
Long exposure, 12S Flash & red Filter - © Michael Tullberg
("S" is for Smile) The cute small smiley faced Holga 12S Flash is available in various colors to match Holga TIM. It is very simple to use and has a ready light, test button, and 5 filters. It will fit on any Holga or other camera with a standard hot shoe socket. The flash is powered by one AA battery which gives approximately 180 flashes at 1/1000th of a second with a 6-8 second recycle time. It has a guide number of 12, color temperature of 5600° K and coverage angles of 60° H 50° V, giving you that extra burst of light you need.