A lens SD1 owners won't use.

Started Mar 6, 2012 | Discussions
guzzibreva1 Senior Member • Posts: 1,072
A lens SD1 owners won't use.

This really inexpensive Holga lens for Pentax works on SD cameras.
This lens is rated at F8 but is seems much slower than that. $15 new on eBay.

I bought it just for fun. It puts the challenge back into taking pictures. The viewfinder is very dim with this lens.
I can see that is some situations this lens might make rather artistic images.

This was taken with Pentax K5 and maximum Lightroom corrections for vignetting and CA were applied. Live view was used to focus.

Perfect fit on SD15

No corrections made on these images.

Pentax K-5 Sigma SD1 Sigma SD15
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Obscura Contributing Member • Posts: 923
Re: A lens SD1 owners won't use.

Looks like you've got a defective copy. It's way too sharp and doesn't fall off nearly enough in the corners.

pntbll248 Forum Member • Posts: 66
Re: A lens SD1 owners won't use.

Haha, that actually performs better than I expected! Is this the same lens for the Holga medium format camera? Maybe the 1.7x crop sensor of the SD15 really takes advantage of that middle sweet spot

This actually looks better than my Formula One 28mm f/2.8 M42 mount lens on my SD14.

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