Holga 135TIM (Twin Image Maker) is a 35mm 1/2 frame, multi-image camera, smiles and all. How could your subject not smile with this colorful happy camera smiling back at them? This little gem can shoot two half-frame exposures at the same time. Or, even beter, shoot two very different half size images on one 35mm negative. Each image taken occupies only half of the regular 35mm film frame. A 36-exp roll of film will now have 72 independent frames.
When shooting with Holga TIM, pay close attention to the aperture settings on its ‘smile.’ There are three different settings: a sun (roughly f/22), cloud and sun (roughly f/11) and cloud (roughly f/8).
Taking Individual Frames
Because TIM has two lenses, making individual half-format shots with each lens will add a few more steps to the picture-taking process. On Holga TIM’s ‘face’ there is a cover, or ‘eyelid’ for each of its lenses, or ‘eyes’. To take an image, open up the left eyelid leaving the other one closed. Press the shutter release button, then press the MX button to recock the shutter, close the first eyelid and open the other. Take your second image and wind the film to the next frame.
As with all Holgas, multiple exposures are possible. For Holga TIM, leave an ‘eye’ open and press the MX button to re-cock the shutter. Take photo as normal, knowing that you will now have overlapping images on that frame. As with all Holgas, multiple exposures are possible. For Holga TIM, leave an ‘eye’ open and press the MX button to re-cock the shutter. Take photo as normal, knowing that you will now have overlapping images on that frame.
Taking Dual Frames, Shooting IN 3D AND Making Stereo Prints
Making dual images is much simpler than individual ones, just open up both of Holga TIM’s ‘eyelids’ and shoot. This will produce two nearly identical pictures in the 35mm frame. The best results come when shooting a subject between about 3 feet to 12 feet away.