remember me Forgot your password?
Sign in    Registration                 We’re creating the largest and most complete database of photographic lenses in the world! Join us!
All About Photographic Lenses.
Specifications, comparison, reviews,
MTF-charts for lenses by Canon,
Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Olympus,
Sigma, Tamron, Carl Zeiss, etc.


Holga HL 60 mm f/ 8 Lens

Pictures

Holga HL 60 mm f/ 8 lens

Holga HL 60 mm f/ 8 lens

Holga HL 60 mm f/ 8 lens

Holga HL 60 mm f/ 8 lens

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: Canon EF, EF-S, Nikon F (FX, DX)

User reviews (1)

Photos (3)

Tests (0)

Owners (2)

Views (1668)

Average price: $600

Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
60mmf/8.0f/8.0no1.5no32/1,133/1,3

Additional information:

Holga HL 60 mm f/ 8 - special effect lens for shooting with the effect similar to the pictures from the camera Holga. 


Posted by: photocorner   Date of publication: 12.07.2012



Photos taken with this lens Holga HL 60 mm f/ 8:


Holga 60mm f/8
Autor: tightcamera
0 0 76

Mechanical quality2.333
Optical quality1.333
Usability1.673
Pricing / Value2.673
Bokeh1.673
Overall lens rating
1.93

Embed to Blog (HTML) Embed to Forum (BBcode)


Owner reviews: Holga HL 60 mm f/ 8

tightcamera 01.06.2017 17:32:36
Period of use: 2 months

Strengths:

Inexpensive and simple. That's about it.


Weaknesses:

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


Comments:

This is a piece of garbage. Do not buy it. There are no positive aspects to this lens.