A digital Holga

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

  1. Ian_Holmes

    Ian_Holmes Mu-43 Regular

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    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 Charter Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
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    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:

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    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

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    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

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    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 Charter Member

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    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 Charter Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
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    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 Charter Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
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    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 Charter Member

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    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 Charter Member

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    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 Charter Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
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    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 Charter Member

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    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">[​IMG]"490" height="500" alt="Holga Haraldsplass # 2" /></a>

    Thats not my experience..
     
  12. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend Charter Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
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    This, seems to be typical of Lomo:

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    Holga comes out like this:

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    :biggrin:

    Cheers

    Ray
     
  13. Vincen77o

    Vincen77o Mu-43 Regular

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  14. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    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

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    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

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    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
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