Nokia N95 in Cannes – High Tech High Fives Low Tech

And when we say low, we mean the coolest, plastic film camera you’ve ever seen: The Holga!
The folks at Nokia contracted with the mastermind behind HolgaMods, a site dedicated to tweaking these plastic wonders into a (slightly) more sophisticated camera. The modified N95’s are here.

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And what brought this meeting of the minds ? At the Cannes Lions, Nokia gave young creatives the modified N95 camera phones which could accept screw-in lenses to give a bit more versatility to this “swiss army knife” of a gadget. It took the skills of a man who works with a comparative toy, and transforms it into a new photographers tool.

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I think you can see how Nokia picked this company to partner with.

You can check out some of the results by clicking here: Nokia At Cannes

But we’re hoping that Nokia will let us check out these HolgaMod units, from a strictly photographic viewpoint.
Heck, how often does a company that brings out the latest technology, work hand-in-hand with a company that specializes in low tech, and I mean ALL PLASTIC, camera modifier?
Just goes to show you…it’s still all about the image.

Make sure you read some of the stories and reviews at the HolgaMod site.

Here is a vid explaining what they did:
A One-of-a-Kind Shot - Share on Ovi

And one of the competition’s best in our opinion.
Team Korea: Young Jun-Song and Sung Kuk-Jeon - Share on Ovi

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