Holga?

Started May 12, 2011 | Discussions
WishJr
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Re: Holga?
In reply to Sverker Ahrent, May 12, 2011

I have shot with a Holga. I have one with a Nikon mount and used an adapter.. Worked fine and I used manual focus. Produces a soft image. Not only is it a simple lens, the aperture that can be seen in the photo is designed to produce a softened image using the main opening plus a ring of smaller openings which produce secondary images. Cheap and fun to mess around with. My version has a 60mm focal length.

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GaryW
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In reply to Sverker Ahrent, May 16, 2011

Sverker Ahrent wrote:

Has someone tried this: http://sonyalphanex.blogspot.com/2011/05/holga-wide-lens-for-sony-nex-cameras.html ?

I was wondering the same thing! Anyone have samples? I played around with making my own pinhole camera, but you want to talk about SOFT....This lens can't be softer Han that! Anyway, the price is right.

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Nome_Alaska
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In reply to Sverker Ahrent, May 16, 2011

I think the NEX holga lens was just released. I ordered mine -- I think it'll talke 3-4 weeks for it to arrive from China.

I'm not expecting much, but it should be fun.

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jazzroy1972
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In reply to Nome_Alaska, May 16, 2011

ordered one, too..

now let's wait!

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Jorisnex
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In reply to jazzroy1972, May 16, 2011

Ordered mine last week. Should be here within a week from now.

Could not resist it for the money.

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Jorisnex
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In reply to Jorisnex, May 19, 2011

Just recieved it:

It's as crap as I expected and I love it.

Vigneting is quite extreme and oddly shaped:

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scottus
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In reply to Jorisnex, May 19, 2011

You can get a fisheye lens to go on top of the lens (its the same one that goes on the Holga 120 lens) Someone needs to stick it on this and see what it's like. Also what is this like in video mode, maybe you can upload a frame from a video so we can see.

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lunlun
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In reply to scottus, May 25, 2011

i need help ... why i cant get to use the holga lens

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scottus
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In reply to lunlun, May 25, 2011

Make sure Release w/out lens is selected in the menu.

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Nome_Alaska
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In reply to scottus, May 25, 2011

Here are my sample shots. Jpg, no edits.

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WishJr
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In reply to Nome_Alaska, May 25, 2011

Again here is a shot with Holga on Nex with Nikon adapter. Don't see as much vignetting as with the samples of the Holga for Nex. May be a different focal length.

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macsoft
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In reply to Sverker Ahrent, Jun 2, 2011

Got my self an homemade plastic lens too. check it out
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1042&message=38559070
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Knallberto
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Re: Holga? That' real s.h.i.t !!!
In reply to Sverker Ahrent, Jun 2, 2011

aperture 1:8 ... price $ 18.88 - for $ 25 you get an Fujian 25mm / 1.4, for $28 an excellent Fujian 35mm / 1.7

Look these sh... photos with Holga ... it's even unusable as toy ... ready for trash!
Have fun if you bought it

http://www.flickr.com/photos/joerodricks/5786421910/in/photostream/

Look pictures with Fujians:

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Jorisnex
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Re: Holga? That' real s.h.i.t !!!
In reply to Knallberto, Jun 2, 2011

It does not pretend to be anything more than that so what's your problem?

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Knallberto
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$ 18 for s.h.i.t ?
In reply to Jorisnex, Jun 2, 2011

Spend $18 for hungry children!

.... aaaahhh ... you bought it! Laughing about the photos rotf !

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scottus
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In reply to Sverker Ahrent, Jun 4, 2011

Got my lens today (it came really fast from ebay) Still waiting for the fisheye attachment arriving. I like it for what it is, don't really understand all the negativity surrounding it, anyway tell me what you guys think.

chris

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Re: $ 18 for s.h.i.t ?
In reply to Knallberto, Jun 5, 2011

Knallberto wrote:

Spend $18 for hungry children!

Well this Holga lens is not made for you (or me), it is made for people who want to be creative in a special way (I'm not telling that you are not creative, just in an other way) for some people the bad IQ is a big plus, it makes them look hard at the way they frame their pictures and the way they use the downsides of the lens. It is such a big thing that Sony builds this "feature"in the rumored FW update!

.... aaaahhh ... you bought it! Laughing about the photos rotf !

Everyone has its own thing in photography, lets keep it that way.

I like the quality of the cheap Fujians, nice small lenses maybe I'll buy one for that cheap.

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Jonas B
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interesting attitude
In reply to Knallberto, Jun 5, 2011

Knallberto wrote:

aperture 1:8 ... price $ 18.88 - for $ 25 you get an Fujian 25mm / 1.4, for $28 an excellent Fujian 35mm / 1.7

Earlier reports about the Fujian 35/1.7 tells us the image won't be sharp from border to border. On the contrary; from the ยต4/3 forum I get that it's only the center half of the image that is reasonably sharp.
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1041&message=38271603

Here it is compared to a much more expensive Schneider lens. You can't compare the prices but it is easy to see the Fujian isn't much more but a toy either:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1041&message=36587234

There have several more threads/posts in the micro forum showing the bad bokeh and limited part of the image circle being sharp by the Fujian 35/1.7.

Knallberto, are there two different 35/1.7 Fujians? Or, are the images you have shown us cropped?

Jonas

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Knallberto
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Re: $ 18 for s.h.i.t ?
In reply to gfrensen, Jun 5, 2011

I've three (cheap) Fujians - but never would buy a Holga.

You can make bad, bad pictures with > $1000 lenses, but you cannot make good pictures with this $20 lens.
It's no creativity to make s.hit photos with a s.hit lens.

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