PESO: Hogafication

Bob W pdml at web-options.com
Sun Jan 14 11:17:15 EST 2007


Those are very good pictures, somewhat mysterious. I was intrigued by
the statement about the American flags lying around on the ground, and
would like to have seen a good photo of that, which could be very
effective. 

--
 Bob
 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: pdml-bounces at pdml.net [mailto:pdml-bounces at pdml.net] On 
> Behalf Of Mark Cassino
> Sent: 14 January 2007 16:00
> To: Pentax-Discuss Mail List
> Subject: PESO: Hogafication
> 
> I'm a big fan of Holgas and other toy cameras. The other day 
> I pulled a 
> lens off a Holga, drilled a hole in a Pentax K body cap, and 
> glued the 
> lens into place. As a result, my K mount bodies are now 
> focus-free and 
> have that nice Holga-ish look that comes from using a single element

> plastic lens.
> 
> A couple of samples:
> 
> http://www.markcassino.com/galleries/stream/2007/070113/IMGP0006.htm
> 
> http://www.markcassino.com/galleries/stream/2007/070113/IMGP0015.htm
> 
> And a shot of the modified camera:
> 
> http://markcassino.com/b2evolution/media/IMGP2613.jpg
> 
> Yeah - I should of been more careful to get the writing on 
> the lens to 
> line up right.
> 
> It's not as fun as a real Holga - the APS sensor really is sitting
on 
> the relatively sharp 'sweet spot' of the lens. The 60mm lens 
> is a short 
> telephoto on the *ist-D or K10D, vs being a wide angle on the medium

> format body. I also had to add the vignetting in photoshop. But now
I 
> can indulge my Holga impulses whenever...
> 
> Oddly enough - the *ist-D and K10D seem to meter fine with the Holga

> lens (I should mention that the aperture is part of the lens 
> assembly.) 
> But my Mz-S for some reason can't handle it - it reports an exposure

> that about 15 stops off. Same with the LX - but the real time 
> metering 
> on the LX works correctly (the film camera report an expose 
> that is way 
> too long.)
> 
> - MCC
> 
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