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Holga 60mm f/8
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Owner reviews: Holga HL 60 mm f/ 8
Inexpensive and simple. That's about it.
Flimsy, cheap feel. Does not lock onto the camera body like a standard lens. Does not focuses all the way to infinity. Range markers are very innaccurate. Stated maximum aperture is f/8 but this is not close to reality. It's much more like f/22.
Overall image quality is exceptionally poor. It is supposed to replicate the look/feel of older plastic Holga cameras, so I expected soft images with bad color rendition. But this one is pretty much useless optically.
Vignetting is very heavy except in very bright direct light. There is a secondary aperture "shield" that causes the vignetting, and it can be removed. Doing so makes the lens actually f/8, but also sacrifices sharpness and reduces the maximum focusing distance to the point of being nearly useless except for very close work. Here is a link explaining how to remove the shield: https://www.dpreview.com/articles/3776957225/modifying-a-holga-dslr-lens-to-really-be-f8
This is a piece of garbage. Do not buy it. There are no positive aspects to this lens.