Showcase Holga 25mm f/8

Discussion in 'Native Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Janine4d, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. Janine4d

    Janine4d Mu-43 Regular

    Haven't found a thread for this yet so I'm making one... There's a Panasonic and an Olympus version of this lens but afaik the only difference is the text on the lens. Here are some pictures with it on my GF1 and GF2.

    You can probably tell by the amount of pictures that I quite like this lens. :wink: It's just a very straight forward thing, no fussing over perfect focus, no point in going for perfection in post either, you just get what you get so just shoot away! I like the sense of freedom. I also really like setting my camera to black and white to get an even better idea of the result and occasionally I add some colour back afterwards (since I shoot raw) if it suits the image.

    Some may say that it's not true Holga style to use a lens like that on a high tech digital camera but I really couldn't care less. I combine high tech with lo-fi the way I see fit, afterall there are no rules, and it's a lot of fun. :smile:

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    In the Mirror by Janine4d, on Flickr

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    Paper Boat #4 by Janine4d, on Flickr

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    Still Life by Janine4d, on Flickr

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    It's Green by Janine4d, on Flickr

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    Boat by Janine4d, on Flickr

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    Rainy by Janine4d, on Flickr

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    Bridge by Janine4d, on Flickr

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    Architecture by Janine4d, on Flickr

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    Veldhoven by Janine4d, on Flickr

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    Paper Boat #5 by Janine4d, on Flickr

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    Trails by Janine4d, on Flickr

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    Bird by Janine4d, on Flickr

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    Paper Boat #6 by Janine4d, on Flickr

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    Paper Boat #7 by Janine4d, on Flickr
     
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  2. zpuskas

    zpuskas Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 25, 2011
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Damn nice images. I'm waiting for my lens to arrive and give it a good workout!
    Thanks.
     
  3. mauve

    mauve Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 9, 2010
    Paris, France
    Very nice. I especially like the one with the crow, although the vignette may be a bit heavy (but fitting for the subject).

    Cheers,
     
  4. zpuskas

    zpuskas Mu-43 Veteran

    459
    Feb 25, 2011
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Received my Holga yesterday and made a few images. Did some manipulation in Lightroom. My only complaint is the lens MAY be too sharp; hey, I'm used to the old Diana camera which, as I remember, was very similar.
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    It's a fun lens and the price was right!
     
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  5. petronius

    petronius Mu-43 Regular

    163
    Jan 6, 2011
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    All with the G1
     
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  6. red

    red Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 21, 2010
    seven holgas...

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    [ all pictures with GF1 | Holga - St. Gallen, Switzerland ]
     
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  7. JCD

    JCD Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 10, 2010
    Palermo, Italy
    very good images, I think I'm going to buy one of this lens
     
  8. Janine4d

    Janine4d Mu-43 Regular

    Another new image with the Holga. I took a handful of photos of this scene with the Holga for fun and then about 100 photos with my 14mm pancake since I wanted to make sure I get it right. This is the photo I ended up choosing for my paper boat series. The very first of all the photos I took of this. sigh... It's blurry, it's grainy... technically it sucks but what can I do, Holga wins. :smile:

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  9. BAKatz

    BAKatz Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 9, 2010
    Riverdale, NY
    hey, for $ 18 bucks and free shipping i had to order one....now i know i'll like the images...thanks..........
     
  10. petronius

    petronius Mu-43 Regular

    163
    Jan 6, 2011
    I wrote some words about modifying the aperture plate of the Holga lens and the change of the lens effects:
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    The body of the Holga lens seems to me a cheap and easy way to adapt small lenses (pocket, loupe, ...) to my G1.
     
  11. eplutz

    eplutz Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jul 1, 2011
    Toronto, Canada
    I had been wondering how this would look and I can say I'm really impressed!! Now off to order one! :smile:
     
  12. eplutz

    eplutz Mu-43 Rookie

    10
    Jul 1, 2011
    Toronto, Canada
    Okay, I couldn't help myself - ordered one today! Can't wait for it to arrive (and now that our postal strike is over I shouldn't have any issues actually getting it :)
     
  13. petronius

    petronius Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 6, 2011
    I ripped another part out of the Holga lens.
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  14. petronius

    petronius Mu-43 Regular

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  15. nikki

    nikki Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 2, 2010
    dublin ireland
    holga image thread

    great lens for the price!!
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  16. -HK-

    -HK- Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 30, 2010
    Finland
    Got the bundle with wide and tele adapters. Here's one from the first outing:

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    Nice toy, I just have to mod it to focus closer.
     
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  17. harry_s

    harry_s Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 19, 2011
    Wiltshire, UK
    Had a play with mine today, so much fun. Way too sharp though, I wasn't even trying and yet most stuff came out reasonably in focus etc.

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  18. -HK-

    -HK- Mu-43 Regular

    27
    Aug 30, 2010
    Finland
    So I took out the screw which limits focusing and now the minimum focusing distance is quite minimal
    Just have to hold on to the lens tight so it doesn't fall apart :biggrin:

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  19. -HK-

    -HK- Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 30, 2010
    Finland
    Mushrooms in the spirit of the movie 300

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  20. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

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