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A digital Holga

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Ian_Holmes, May 7, 2010.

  1. Ian_Holmes

    Ian_Holmes Mu-43 Regular

    37
    Mar 27, 2010
    Minnesota
    Has anyone else seen this podcast over at the wellspoint?
    http://thewellspoint.com/2010/05/05/a-digital-holga/
    A digital Holga using an Olympus E-P1 and a Holga lens conversion.
    I thought the podcast was quite fascinating the images are superb quite makes me want to have a go though the lens set up for an E-P2 probably costs more than five times more than the original Holga itself. Perhaps Olympus could add a Holga setting to the art filters section of the camera next firmware update...
     
  2. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    You can actually get Holga style images quite easily for m4/3s. All you need is one of these (szmctv 1/2) and a C mount adapter:

    videoadaptor.

    It has focussing capability, but only one aperture, and allows you to take images like this:

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    Maybe even Lomography style?

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    Cheers

    Ray
     
  3. Jamus

    Jamus Mu-43 Regular

    128
    Apr 18, 2010
    Very cool.
    Can this be done at home or do you have to buy one from some website?
     
  4. Ian_Holmes

    Ian_Holmes Mu-43 Regular

    37
    Mar 27, 2010
    Minnesota
    Well the Holga lens with four thirds mount is available from Holgamods.com for about $45 then it looks like you have to buy the four thirds to micro four thirds adaptor to fit it to your camera another $160-$200 so thats about twleve times the cost of a Holga camera :eek: :rofl:
     
  5. Vidar

    Vidar Mu-43 Top Veteran

    545
    Dec 31, 2009
    Bergen, Norway
    Looks fun.

    But why not get a real Holga? Thats what will give you Holga pictures.

    Digital just won´t work.

    I even tried a Holga lens on my Canon 450D, it gave the pictures a weird look, but the small sensor on digi cameras will not give the "Holga" feel, no vignetting.. Remember the Holga is a medium format camera..

    So I don´t think you can get Digital "Holga" pictures without using Photoshop to try to get it too look so close as possible.

    So why not buy a REAL holga, and then scan the film yourself? But I can see that would be expencive if you do not shoot film at all..
     
  6. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    The microscope adapter is about $90, give or take and you can get a C mount to m4/3s adapter for about $20. You could probably even get some C mount lenses that will give you similar effects, especially the vignetting.

    Cheers

    Ray
     
  7. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    You can easily add whatever effects you like to emulate these styles and while it may not be exactly the same, I don't think that really matters.

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    Cheers

    Ray
     
  8. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Essex
    John
    No two Holgas behave (or should that be misbehave) in exactly the same way anyway, so the effects are quite open to interpretation. :biggrin:
     
  9. Vidar

    Vidar Mu-43 Top Veteran

    545
    Dec 31, 2009
    Bergen, Norway
    That lens gives a cool effect, guess you could call it Lomo:smile: But those pictures does not look at all like they were taken by a Holga.

    But looks like great fun anyway!:smile:
     
  10. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    I only found, roughly, what Holga images looked like after a Google, but when I searched Lomo, I actually liked the results a lot more. Holga looks flat; whereas, Lomo seems to be rich and overdone. Noice! :biggrin:

    Cheers

    Ray
     
  11. Vidar

    Vidar Mu-43 Top Veteran

    545
    Dec 31, 2009
    Bergen, Norway
    Holga looks flat?

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vidargrov/4550180011/" title="Holga Haraldsplass # 2 by VidarFoto, on Flickr"> 4550180011_165ea03188. "490" height="500" alt="Holga Haraldsplass # 2" /></a>

    Thats not my experience..
     
  12. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    This, seems to be typical of Lomo:

    lomography-3.

    seascene.

    Holga comes out like this:

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    :biggrin:

    Cheers

    Ray
     
  13. Vincen77o

    Vincen77o Mu-43 Regular

    123
    Nov 3, 2012
    St. Albans, Herts
  14. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 5, 2011
    So buy the Holga lens in Canon or Nikon or Pentax mount and a $15 ebay adapter.
     
  15. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Pentax Q and their toy lenses :smile:
     
  16. Vincen77o

    Vincen77o Mu-43 Regular

    123
    Nov 3, 2012
    St. Albans, Herts
    You can buy Holga lenses already mounted for 4/3 and others, they just stick them onto body caps. Dirt cheap.
     
  17. tdobson

    tdobson Mu-43 Rookie

    12
    Nov 2, 2012
    Canada
    What Vincen77o said. I have one on my holiday gift list. In the $20 range on the eBay, as I recall.
     
  18. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Chris