Holga 135 TLR

The Holga 135 TLR
camera is a simple plastic camera, often called toy camera, which appeared late on the market around 2010, when real film cameras were already disappearing. It's another fun version of the 135 series.

Like for the Holga 120 more than 20 years earlier, it is said that the Chinese had an overstock of film, but no cheap 135 cameras anymore.
It had some success on the Chinese market, but much more succes internationally with the Lomography movement. Lomography sold Holgas via their company.

The Holga 135 and the 135 BC (Black Corner) are the same cameras except a frame in the BC to create more vinetting.
The lens is simple 47mm plastic meniscus lens with some vignetting, more pronouced on the BC. Light leaks are frequent, you may have to put black tape over the seams. It has only one shutter speed of ~1/100s and 2 F-stops, sunny and cloudy, supposed to be ~F11 and ~F20.. There are plenty of variants, a pinhole version, panoramic one, a TLR-version and even a twin-lens-on-one frame version, TIM. Plenty of accessories are available and a Holga community of DIY enthusiasts.

This camera is a Holga 135 TLR. It isn't a real
Twin Lens Reflex, the viewing lens doesn't focus. So it's more a brilliant finder camera like the Voigtländer Brillant. The finder is more a gadget. I bought it because I wanted to compare the pictures of my 135 BC to non-BC pictures. The basis of this one is an ordinary Holga 135. There was a 135 BCTLR of course.

This camera is bright yellow. Note that all Holgas are black. The colours are only sprayed on a black body, even for the white ones. And yes, the colours wear off.
Its main features are:

47mm simple plastic menikus lens, ~F11 and F20, zone focus 1- 
Shutter ~1/100, B
Size 117x122x68,  Weight 235 gr.
cable release, hot shoe

Camera front with cap.

Cap off, viewer unfolded.

Camera back. Back opening and film advance.

Camera top. Hot shoe, Shutter release with cable socket and film counter.

The viewer. The off-center little ring indicates the parallax error. It's the center of the photo the camera lens will take at a near setting.

The counter is tiny and sits in a deep hole.

Camera bottom. Rewind, rewind release, tripod socket, speed selector near the lens.

Film compartment.

Between the 2 lenses
: F-switch, only sunny and cloudy. On the lens barrel: distance setting via symbols.

the camera has a "sports finder".

The Holga 135TLR is a basic plastic camera with only one speed, no automatic exposure, no automatic film advance, no autofocus, not even a rangefinder, cheaply made plastic lenses that produce heavy vignetting and random results.

Probably because it's more solid than others, it has attracted more DIY people, Holga-mods are famous. There are plenty of discussions across the forums worldwide about the Holga. You shoud read some of them, they are interesting. As for the Diana, I don't think about measuring, I guess and I try. So for me a Holga is a nice find.