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Holga lens on E-PL1

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by pkeenan80, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. pkeenan80

    pkeenan80 Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 26, 2011
    Hi has anyone else out there tried this Holga lens? It's quite good fun, gives a real pinhole camera feel although it is a little wasted on a 4/3 camera as it reduces the picture quality quite a bit... It is quite effective used with the 'Pop Art' art filter...

    I do quite enjoy using it now and again though... has anyone else got any decent pics taken with this lens? Do they do any other similar ones?

    Oslo Harbour, Norway:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/78753037@N02/7054947853/" title="P9231537 by PeteK80, on Flickr"> 7054947853_36a44d42a5. "500" height="375" alt="P9231537"></a>

    Ducks in York:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/78753037@N02/6905771372/" title="P3310655 by PeteK80, on Flickr"> 6905771372_6b32e227f5. "500" height="375" alt="P3310655"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/78753037@N02/6905765334/" title="P3310636 by PeteK80, on Flickr"> 6905765334_928e0d7498. "500" height="375" alt="P3310636"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/78753037@N02/7051859395/" title="P3310645 by PeteK80, on Flickr"> 7051859395_aee0f6217a. "500" height="375" alt="P3310645"></a>

    Inside Victoria Station, London

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/78753037@N02/6971876918/" title="P4260774 (2) by PeteK80, on Flickr"> 6971876918_3a09cd3ba0. "500" height="375" alt="P4260774 (2)"></a>

    Front Facade of Victoria Station, London

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/78753037@N02/7117954117/" title="P4260764 (2) by PeteK80, on Flickr"> 7117954117_efe57fc5ae. "500" height="375" alt="P4260764 (2)"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/78753037@N02/7051856371/" title="P3310641 by PeteK80, on Flickr"> 7051856371_88f7cf2acd. "500" height="375" alt="P3310641"></a>

    Oslo, Norway:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/78753037@N02/6961696660/" title="P9231403 by PeteK80, on Flickr"> 6961696660_1a0f387c39. "375" height="500" alt="P9231403"></a>

    Oslo Central Station:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/78753037@N02/6961694982/" title="P9231399 by PeteK80, on Flickr"> 6961694982_b1fd1bb457. "500" height="375" alt="P9231399"></a>

    Norwegian Stock Exchange, Oslo

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/78753037@N02/7107789947/" title="P9231425 by PeteK80, on Flickr"> 7107789947_ed71a8d6c4. "375" height="500" alt="P9231425"></a>
  2. penfan2010

    penfan2010 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 12, 2010
    NJ, USA
    Thanks for sharing, very well done. Didn't know Holga made interchangeable lenses?
  3. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    i ordered one... i kinda lump it together with lensbaby lenses
    you can do kinda neat things... but ur STUCK with ONLY that... i could PP into holga like, or lensbaby like, and still have a regular normal useable image... mines been sitting way up at the top fo a cabinet since the end of day 1... its made 1 venture out for 3 snaps, and was put right back a month or 2 later... :) 
    just not for me!
    i do like how the pop worked with it, but id still rather PP that...but im a pp addict
  4. mister_roboto

    mister_roboto Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 14, 2011
    Seattle, WA, USA
    I have one of these. 25mm @ f8 (ouch). For some reason they make a model number difference between the Panasonic and Oly ones, I guess the Oly one doesn't have OIS? :wink:

    I took an exacto knife and cut out the weird little perforated ring on the back end of the camera, as super sunny days- you could see the fake vignette was very pronounced, now it's a nice smooth plastic vignette look. I don't know if this changes the f stop or not, but it made it easier on my E-P2 to be able to see anything out of it in anything but super sun light.

    On the E-M5, it's nice with some of the art filters. Although my lens of "play choice" is still the 25mm CCTV lens.

    Holga with the perforation cut out, no art filters- even on a sunny day in moderate shade- 1000 iso on auto iso :smile: :
  5. Paul Amyes

    Paul Amyes Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 27, 2011
    Hobart, Tasmania
    I bought one a little while ago and like it a lot, it was $20 well spent. I'm using it for stills and movies.

    E-P2    ---       f/1.0    1/125s    ISO 200
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  6. BAKatz

    BAKatz Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 9, 2010
    Riverdale, NY
    if you go to holgadirect.com, you'll find an entire kit for digital holga. It includes macro and close-up lenses. Don't get the " kitchen sink " as it includes a fisheye lens that won't work with the PEN line.

    On ebay you can also find a complete filter kit for the HOLGA
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