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worth the time it takes to figure out exposure
on October 28, 2011
I own a Holga 135 & 120N and a couple of modified 120N Holgas (thanks Randy) and thought it would be fun to try this Holga 60mm lens out on my Nikon D5100/D7000 in order to get 'instant' results (I know, my bad :/). Anyway, after selecting Manual mode and using a trial & error method to get sustainable exposure, I ended up having to jack my ISO up to roughly 3200 while maintaining a 1/60 shutter speed. There is a certain amount of play between the camera body and lens when mounted and the image through the viewfinder is very dark and hard to distinguish.
I was pleasantly surprised at how Holganized the resulting photos looked with respect to the 1.5x sensor crop factor in both my DX cameras. The soft focus and mild vignetting are subtle w/o looking overdone. I am currently enjoying working with the Colored filters, Macro, and Wide Angle lens attachments I already own.
It would have been nice, however, if a case was included with this lens.