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Holga HL 60 mm f/ 8 Lens

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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)

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Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
60mmf/8.0f/8.0no1.5 32/1,133/1,3

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

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Holga 60mm f/8
Autor: tightcamera
2 0 1382

Mechanical quality3.004
Optical quality2.254
Pricing / Value3.254
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Owner reviews: Holga HL 60 mm f/ 8

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


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:


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