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First attempts with the Holga lens

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These were just taken in Edinburgh, with the standard 60mm holga lens that is the core of my birthday present. Some of them I think have turned out fantastic, some not so much. I was expecting there to be lots of contrast, but some of them are actually quite washed out looking and not dissimilar pictures taken with the Diana lens. These were all taken with the ISO 200, so it’s not that by the way, I was completely expecting to need to go for at least 1600, but actually the ISO doesn’t make that much of a difference. I guess it was a bright day.

The vignetting is also not as strong as I was expecting, though that’s a good thing. This review of the lens I’d read online said that the vignetting was so strong you’d need to crop to get the effect of a film holga. Though now I’m reading that again, this may be due to a lot of stuff to do with the sensor in digital cameras, which I don’t properly understand.

The orange Fjallraven rucksack was my birthday present for Dave by the way. It’s so shiny! We’ve seen a lot of canvas and leather rucksacks about, but none are as nice as these.

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  • Rhianne 25 May 2012, 7:50 am

    Ohhh, I actually really like them and think they are much clearer and brighter than the diana lens photos. I love that the things you have to think about with the actual holga seem to apply here – amount of light, the focus on close up photos… the blue sky is probably the most holgay thing about these, the colour is lovely.
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  • Tasha 25 May 2012, 3:25 pm

    I like the vignetting a lot in these photos. And nice orange rucksack! That’s not really a style you see over here in the US much, I associate it more with Europe. I like it.
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  • Rebecca 25 May 2012, 5:04 pm

    I like the Holga pictures. I need to get better at shooting in manual, so I can use more fun lenses.
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