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I went out and bought a new Holga 120N because the 46->52mm step up ring did not fit on my Holga 120CFN. This leads me to believe that my eBay aquired Holga 120CFN is a knock off. Including my 120WPC (which I know you are all dying to see), I now own 3 Holgas.
Anyways... pictured here is my infrared Holga set up. The 46->52mm step up ring screws right into the plastic lens barrel. I use a Hoya 52mm Infrared (R72) filter and I even got a nice 52mm lens cap for it. I have never taped my 120CFN and have never got any light leaks with it, but for my Infrared set up I did use black electrical tape over the red film window and over all the seams. After each shot, I quickly peaked under the tape while advancing the film and put the tape back into place.
I used exposure times of approximately 1 second in sunny conditions, 4 seconds in the shade, and 8,16,32 seconds in deeper shade. I "bracketed" a few shots taking the same image using the exposure I thought was correct and then taking another with double that exposure. It seems that the longer exposure was always better.
I used Efke IR820film, which at $10/roll is not cheap, but not a wallet buster either. The only thing about Efke films is they rhyme with "slinky" for a good reason... they are a pain in the ass to scan cause they roll up like a derby jammer!
Nikon D40 with Nikon 18-55mm II lens @ 38mm f/5.6 ISO 200, 1/60 sec, with a Nikon SB400 flash.
In the story You Too Can Shoot Infrared Film!.
Also by Paul Lavallee
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