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Holga 60mm f/8, Manual Focus Lens for Canon DSLR Camera
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- The Holga lens that can be used with ANY Canon DSLR/SLR Camera
- Get the Holga Lo-Fi look with corner vignetting and soft focus
- No Photoshop, Lightroom or other software required!
- Great looking Holga images straight out of Your Canon camera!
- As featured on CNET, Nikon Rumors, Peta Pixel, Boing Boing, etc...
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|Maximum Focal Length||60 mm|
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|Package Height||1.8 x 3 x 3.1 inches|
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But right! Then I discovered this Holga lens for your DSLR! And it is CHEAP (in price)! So I said what the heck, and I bought one! Seriously, as anyone with a DSLR knows, even a cheap lens is pretty danged expensive! But this little guy? Not expensive!! And after playing around with it, it's worth it just to have as something fun-and-different to spice up your DSLR bag/kit! Really, if you can't think of anything, just toss this lens on your camera, try reeaally hard to see through your view finder, and it's kind of amazing how that really boring normal ol' tree in the back yard all of a sudden looks cool and completely different through this piece of sh-glass (plastic, really..)! : D I'm telling you this little guy is a whole lot of fun!
And I'm also telling you, your pictures are going to look pretty danged bad! This is NOT a regular lens! It's made to take POOR pictures. And it excels at it!! : D So don't go complaining when you buy it that your pictures look less-than-stellar.. And don't forget it's MANUAL FOCUS, so your camera won't focus for you! (Here's my quick and dirty guess for focusing: the closest subject is 5 feet away, the mountain is for something 25 feet away or more...Read more ›
I popped mine out (carefully saving it) and it produces a whole different kind of photo. Still not terribly sharp and more like you would expect from a simple single element lens...but surprisingly sharper that you might expect. I have not tried it on a full-frame camera, but I find it more useful than when using the diffuser disk.
You may like the change or you may not. But it does open the possibility of trying some home-made disks in the back if you want to experiment.
I am the author of the book, "How To Use The Digital Camera You Just Bought" and I love attaching all kinds of lenses to my Canon DSLR via adapters, T-mounts, etc.
So I jumped at the idea of taking digital Diana/Holga type shots with with this lens. It does work, and some of the shots are interesting, but there is a big limitation.
The lens is designed to cover a larger roll film negative. When used on a 35mm camera (or that size sensor), most of the area where the cool drop-off, etc. occurs is not captured, as it is outside the frame.
When placed on a consumer DLSR with an even smaller sensor, even less of the lens coverage is used. This results in what appears to be a more narrow telephoto effect, roughly 90mm equivalent, and even less of the Diana/Holga effect.
Also, the plastic used for the lens is not the same as the original Diana's clear, brittle styrene that flowed and flawed uniquely for each lens.Read more ›
First off, I'll say that the advertised aperture of f/8 is dubious, mainly because I believe this aperture is calculated by measuring the diameter of the array of holes that produce the vignette, not just the center hole. Looking at the back of the lens reveals a daisy-shaped array of holes with a slightly larger one in the center. This is made to generate the dark corners in your photos, and it does a fairly good job on cropped-sensor cameras. However, this lens exposes much closer to f/28 than it does f/8, so a flash or really good lighting is required for all shots.
The photos I've taken with this lens have come out with that characteristic Holga soft focus with only the very center of your photo showing any sharpness. This aesthetic is cool and useful under the right circumstances. Still photos turn out nicely, but the main reason I purchased this lens is to use it in video mode. If you have enough light - and that's a big "if", as this lens requires a lot of it - you can get a really neat, dreamy looking video quality out of this lens. Sure, the lens isn't much more than a toy, but the truth is it takes a toy to get this kind of video quality, so it does its job just fine.
As an added bonus, if you own a Canon 35mm SLR (like my EOS Rebel T2), you can really nail the Holga look while exerting a higher level of control over your image. So much of the Holga/Lomography aesthetic comes from the film itself, so if you can manually expose your shots through this lens, you get some really cool results.
My only gripe with the lens is that it's a little stiff on focusing, but that's pretty much it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Do you want inconsistently soft-focused pictures so heavily vignetted that only the dead center is remotely close to properly exposed? Read morePublished 5 days ago by Forrest Whitesides
Does exactly what you'd expect for the name and price.
I bought it for the novelty and don't regret it.
Tried it to shoot some video on my DSLR. Really is a novelty and not something I would recommend.Published 4 months ago by Josh W.
I bought it thinking I could use it as a reference to the film Holga I have but that's not the case. It doesn't quite do what is expected. Read morePublished 5 months ago by JR
I purchased this for a gift.
They are using this on a 5d mark III
its not quite the same as the old film camera.
You get cool looking images without filters. Read more
What a great little lens to get the Holga experience on a Canon! I am now interested in the Holga lens wheel so I can experiment more.Published 7 months ago by vrlangton
The lens is exactly what is described as. It is not a prime lens, nor is it supposed to be. Having said that, I would recommend it for those photographers who use digital cameras,... Read morePublished 9 months ago by David Kegel
Didn't fit my husband's camera. Could not get money back unless mailed to China. Too much trouble. Will not buy anything I have to return by mailing to China again.Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer