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"Toy Cameras" - Open Thread - Holga, Lomography, Pinhole etc.

Feel free to add your Lo-Fi and retro images taken with plastic fantastic lenses, pinholes and other obscure and odd optics.

Comments and technical questions are welcome but lets keep this image heavy if we can!

To get the ball rolling here are a few from my 25mm f8 Holga HL(W)-OP Lens - 10 worth of terrible plastic Chinese lens with a M4/3 mount, occasionally available on eBay.


Reviewed here.

https://www.ephotozine.com/article/h...p-review-16884


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Re: "Toy Cameras" - Open Thread - Holga, Lomography, Pinhole etc.

Here is a technique I tried a while ago. I used my Zuiko OM 28mm f2.8 on my E-620 with no adapter so the lens was just held by hand in front of the camera a technique called free lensing



Free-lensing-1 by Alf Branch, on Flickr


Free-lensing-2 by Alf Branch, on Flickr


Free-lensing-3 by Alf Branch, on Flickr
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Re: "Toy Cameras" - Open Thread - Holga, Lomography, Pinhole etc.

A shot with my Lensbay composer around the local harbour



Whitehaven harbour pier fishing by Alf Branch, on Flickr
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Re: "Toy Cameras" - Open Thread - Holga, Lomography, Pinhole etc.

A couple of Lensbaby shots in Manchester



Tram tracks by Alf Branch, on Flickr


Fallen leaf by Alf Branch, on Flickr
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Re: "Toy Cameras" - Open Thread - Holga, Lomography, Pinhole etc.

Ok I've previously posted many of my pinhole shots, but here's one I like enough for a second airing.

Pinhole (#4) by -Steve Ricoh-
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Re: "Toy Cameras" - Open Thread - Holga, Lomography, Pinhole etc.

I took these in Manchester around Piccadilly gardens with Lensbaby composer


These two were feeding the pigeons and she started picking them up


Feed the birds by Alf Branch, on Flickr


The pigeon charmer by Alf Branch, on Flickr


Pigeon close up by Alf Branch, on Flickr


Metal tree and pigeons by Alf Branch, on Flickr


Full up by Alf Branch, on Flickr


Corner cocktail club by Alf Branch, on Flickr


Pigeon footprints by Alf Branch, on Flickr
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Re: "Toy Cameras" - Open Thread - Holga, Lomography, Pinhole etc.

Recommend viewing images with hashtag #blurwillsavetheworld on Instagram. Awesome!
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Re: "Toy Cameras" - Open Thread - Holga, Lomography, Pinhole etc.

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Recommend viewing images with hashtag #blurwillsavetheworld on Instagram. Awesome!

I just looked I have done that sort of thing too in various ways
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Re: "Toy Cameras" - Open Thread - Holga, Lomography, Pinhole etc.

Oh let's see them Alf.

In the mean time here's an oldie induced by slow shutter.

Sharpness is a bourgeois concept by -Steve Ricoh-
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Re: "Toy Cameras" - Open Thread - Holga, Lomography, Pinhole etc.

Some smashing images there everyone
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Re: "Toy Cameras" - Open Thread - Holga, Lomography, Pinhole etc.

Holga 25mm f/8 at Quarry Bank

Quarry Bank by -Steve Ricoh-
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Re: "Toy Cameras" - Open Thread - Holga, Lomography, Pinhole etc.

Some more from Quarry Bank:

Quarry Bank (2) by -Steve Ricoh-

Quarry Bank (3) by -Steve Ricoh-

Quarry Bank (4) by -Steve Ricoh-

I paid over the odds for the Holga 25 at 34.99, but for me it's a near perfect lens.
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Re: "Toy Cameras" - Open Thread - Holga, Lomography, Pinhole etc.

Some Holga images from a recent outing...

Taken with the 'Toy' Holga 25mm f/8 lens on an EM5 Mk1







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Some recent from Southport Pier in the mist. Again, both with the all plastic Holga 25mm f/8:



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Re: "Toy Cameras" - Open Thread - Holga, Lomography, Pinhole etc.

Steve

I like what you are getting with that 25mm f8
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