Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2012/02/27

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Subject: [Leica] New Lens
From: kcarney1 at (Ken Carney)
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 20:51:39 -0600
References: <BLU139-DS933D264600BB14CB43987B8690@phx.gbl>


Here is the issue with the digital "Holga" lenses.  I have several 
Holga's,  with the cameras converted to 6x6cm instead of 6x4.5.  The 
Holga lenses are randomly sharp and soft.  The digital substitutes are 
just soft all over.  The digital pinhole lenses fail because the best 
pinhole images are very wide, not possible with an SLR pinhole lens 
(cap) which is about 50mm.  It should be 15mm or so.   If you like the 
Holga and pinhole images, as do I, I would just get a Holga, take the 
6.45 plate off so it is 6x6 and scan the negs.  Same with pinhole, you 
can buy a Leonardo 4x5 ultrawide for not that much.

Here is an image from an ultrawide 8x10, with the camera just a short 
distance behind the 4x5 camera shown:


On 2/27/2012 11:53 AM, Aram Langhans wrote:
> Here are some shots from my new lens.  Not as sharp as a Leica, or even a 
> Nikon, but I thought interesting enough to give it a try.  And the price 
> is right.
> I am talking about a Holga lens I got for my Nikon.  I like the look.  My 
> father-in-law thinks they are just out of focus photos.  What do you think?
> To be fair, color of the first one.
> I had always wanted to get a Holga camera when I was teaching, but never 
> did.  I have the pinhole on order, too.  Actually, that is what I 
> originally ordered, but they sent me the lens by mistake.
> Comments and Criticism wanted.  And yes, you can view large for the full 
> effect.
> Aram
> Aram Langhans
> Semi-Retired (retarded?) Science Teacher
> &  Unemployed photographer
> "The Human Genome Project has proved Darwin more right than Darwin himself 
> would ever have dared dream."   James D. Watson
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