This was the lens that started it all! As featured on numerous websites such as CNET, Boing Boing and many more this is the perfect lens to take your digital photography in a whole new direction. The perfect solution to pixel perfect and boring digital shots from your Sony DSLR/SLR this lens adds all the fun that you have with a Holga camera but now to your digital photography. The lo-fi effect craze started by Instagram and Hipstamatic is now within reach on your DSLR or SLR. You get the classic Holga look with the dark corner vignetting and the soft focus so beloved by the analog crowd but without any of the hassle or trouble of finding and developing film. The great thing is that other photographers spend hours and days in photo editing software to make their images look lo-fidelity and analog but now you can get this straight out of your Sony DSLR/SLR!
Choose the Holga Lens for Sony HL-S alone or add the new Pinhole Holga lens for Sony HPL-S too for a very fun and different dreamier look! What's more we've put together a selection of Digital Holga kits to give you even more options in your creativity. And all our kits save you money as they all are cheaper than buying the items individually!
Compatible with all Sony DSLR cameras including: Alpha, A450, A290, A390, A560, A580
The Holga lens that can be used with ANY Sony DSLR/SLR Camera
Get the Holga Lo-Fi look with corner vignetting and soft focus
No Photoshop, Lightroom or other software required!
Great looking Holga images straight out of Your Sony camera!
As featured on CNET, Nikon Rumors, Peta Pixel, Boing Boing, etc...
*NOTE: Sample Holga images taken with the same lens but in a Nikon mount
Digital Holga Base Lens (HL-S) Specs
Effective Focal Length: 60mm (120 Medium Format - apply crop ratio as per your SLR)
Aperture: Fixed f/8
Focus: Manual Zone Focus
Lens Type: Plastic
Will this work with my Sony camera?
This lens is compatible with all Sony DSLR and SLR cameras (both film and digital). The lens works well with both full frame sensors as well as crop frame sensors.
Can I use the automatic functions of my camera with this lens?
As this is a 'manual' lens then the best way to use the lens is to put your camera into 'Manual' mode and then adjust a combination of shutter speed and ISO to obtain a correct exposure for any given lighting condition. This is easier than it sounds for digital cameras as you can always take a few trial shots and immediately see whether any adjustments are required.
Do I need any post-processing knowledge to use this lens?
Not at all. The images straight out of the camera will have that Holga look with the soft dreamy focus and the corner vignetting. Of course if you know your way around lightroom, photoshop or similar then you could further enhance this look even further.
Is this a fixed focal length lens? or a zoom?
The focal length is fixed to 60mm but this needs to be adjusted for the sensor size of the camera that you are using to get the true value. For more varied options you may like to check out the Digital Holga Ultimate Kit (the HL-S lens plus a Wide Angle, Telephoto, Close up, and Macro lenses) or the Digital Holga Kitchen Sink Kit (the HL-S plus a Wide, Telephoto, Close Up, Macro and Fisheye lens)
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