Anyone tried Holga's pinhole lens for NX mount?

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http://www.holgacamera.org/holga-lens/holga-samsung-nx-pinhole-lens-hpl-ssn I like sharp pictures as much as the next guy, but I can see this lens being a fun diversion. It doesn't appear to have the same attention to detail you'd find in a Pinwide pinhole for micro four thirds, but that's not available in NX mount. At $24, it's not a huge investment. If nobody here has tried it, I may pick one up and let you know what I think...

I'm glad to see the 0.25mm aperture, shows they are thinking about the details. I use a .3mm aperture for the body cap pinhole I made for my D300. I may put this on my Christmas list (gets the wife off my back about gift ideas). Thanks for posting this find. -- 'Money may buy you a fine dog, but only love can make it wag its tail.' - Kinky Friedman, musician.

Pardon my ignorance, but what is its aperture in normal terms, like 8.0 for instance or...? And the focal length is unclear as well

Kirill_est wrote: Pardon my ignorance, but what is its aperture in normal terms, like 8.0 for instance or...? And the focal length is unclear as well
f2 = 1/2 x focal length. eg f2 on 30mm lens = aperture diameter is 15mm. f22 = 1/22 x 30mm = quite tiny 1.2mm ish or if you mean what lens is in it. the answer i believe is none. its just a hole.

The focal length of a pinhole is roughly equal to the number of mm from focal plane to pinhole. My guess is, the focal length of the Holga on an NX would be in the range of about 25 or 30 mm. That's just a guess, could be slightly more or slightly less. -- 'Money may buy you a fine dog, but only love can make it wag its tail.' - Kinky Friedman, musician.

So I have one on the way... I'll be sure to post pics. I've been looking around on Flickr, and have seen some people doing fantastic work with Holga pinholes... I'm very excited to give it a try!

I've acquired a few of them.. The good news is that I really like the look of the images. I totally love the image fall off and the color! The bad news is my friends have "borrowed" all of them from me, so now I don't have one. I do get very good results with a drilled out NX body cap combined with a glued in laser cut pinhole.. Sharper than the Holga, but not nearly as cool looking! -Jay (Samsung Electronics)

Jay, I thought about a home made pinhole, and may still give one a try... Do you have any idea of the size of your laser-cut pinhole? What material did you use? Thanks for posting!

Here are a few images shot with the Holga pinhole lens for NX mount. View: original size View: original size

Starting to get the hang of this lens! It's a fun little tool when you're in the mood to play. Certainly worth $20-ish. Also, it's perfect for finding all the dust spots on your sensor... IMAGE(http://dpzen.com/dpzattaches/dpzattachesi//201409231856373645.jpg) Nice and soft. IMAGE(http://dpzen.com/dpzattaches/dpzattachesi//201409231856383646.jpg) Mmmm... Gritty! IMAGE(http://dpzen.com/dpzattaches/dpzattachesi//201409231856403647.jpg) IMAGE(http://dpzen.com/dpzattaches/dpzattachesi//201409231856413648.jpg) Infinite depth of field. IMAGE(http://dpzen.com/dpzattaches/dpzattachesi//201409231856433649.jpg) 4 second exposure, pressed against the glass in an antique store window...

maybe its just the composition of the photos, but they all give me that 'seventies feel-good' feeling.

nx200USER1 wrote: maybe its just the composition of the photos, but they all give me that 'seventies feel-good' feeling.
Even though it has infinite depth of field, it's never very sharp. (Diffraction?) Not too contrasty either... Seems like those help contribute to that feeling. And it comes by those characterful dust spots honestly. No Instagram filter needed!

sixfootzero wrote: http://www.holgacamera.org/holga-lens/holga-samsung-nx-pinhole-lens-hpl-ssn I like sharp pictures as much as the next guy, but I can see this lens being a fun diversion. It doesn't appear to have the same attention to detail you'd find in a Pinwide pinhole for micro four thirds, but that's not available in NX mount. At $24, it's not a huge investment. If nobody here has tried it, I may pick one up and let you know what I think...
If you inherit a pinhole sized fortune you might want to consider getting a Lensbaby Pinhole/Zone Plate Optic. It would require one of the Lensbaby lenses to slip into, so the price would be well above the $24 pinhole but in addition to being able to use one of the Lensbaby lenses, this optic has this advantage over pinholes :
Zone plates are also used in photography in place of a lens or pinhole for a glowing, soft-focus image. One advantage over pinholes (aside from the unique, fuzzy look achieved with zone plates) is that the transparent area is larger than that of a comparable pinhole. The result is that the effective f-number of a zone plate is lower than for the corresponding pinhole and the exposure time can be decreased. Common f-numbers for a pinhole camera range from f/150 to f/200 or higher, whereas zone plates are frequently f/40 and lower. This makes hand held shots feasible at the higher ISO settings available with newer DSLR cameras.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zone_plate View: original size http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/580496-REG/Lensbaby_LBOZP_Pinhole_Zone_Plate_Optic_for.html

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