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02-02-2014, 12:55 AM   #1
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Found the cheapest lens

Just discovered the cheapest lens for Pentax.
Get in quick before they all go.

AUD Holga HL P Lens FOR Pentax DSLR SLR K 5 K R K X K M K 7 K20D K110D Lomo | eBay

One of these would be great for shooting the stars...not.
or excellent for portraits...not.
or fantastic just to show off at the photography club...not.
He he

02-02-2014, 02:28 AM   #2
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I have one (bought from ebay when I was in my OMG I CAN USE EBAY phase). It's junk. There are numerous instructions online to make a pinhole cam using a body cap. Also, $15 + shipping is just outside of the sandwich rule.

Still, it does say Holga on it . . .
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Hahaha, jeez. What does one do with this?
Free delivery to Aus. Probably still wouldnt get this. Would be better off with a DIY pinhole, but then making the aperture star shaped
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It looks like it's made from a soft plastic. I can see the camera mount tearing into it and leaving shards of plastic inside the camera.

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QuoteOriginally posted by chromo Quote
It looks like it's made from a soft plastic. I can see the camera mount tearing into it and leaving shards of plastic inside the camera.
Oh, that could be a fun little trip to crazy town.
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Perhaps you could hit it with a heat gun for a few seconds then record a distorted view of life.
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Rense Haverman shot a whole month in the Single In challenge with that thing. He's a wizard, and took some amazing shots, but I daresay I would not meet his level!

If you want to see some brilliant work with this lens, take a look over at Flickr Search: holga60mmf8

It does have a certain look to it. Perfect for moody, gloomy shots.
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Yeah, its one of those lenses that doesn't really make.. good photos.. and then someone makes magic with it and makes me feel like an idiot

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Yeah, its one of those lenses that doesn't really make.. good photos.. and then someone makes magic with it and makes me feel like an idiot
That just proves that it is not the camera, stupid! GAS is simply going to empty your pocketbook & do nothing to improve your pictures. But getting NEW (to you) stuff sure is FUN!
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This thing probably takes as good a picture as the pinhole camera I once made out of an oatmeal container, only not as much fun.
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I have one. It's not the worst thing ever, but the novelty does wear off quickly. Definitely a lot more fun (and sensible) on a film camera than a digital one.

Still, I would say it's worth the money just for something different.
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