Holga Lens Test - Back to making videos

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Today I tested out my Holga Lens for Canon DSLR that I brought last year and thankfully due to the lovely weather we have here in England there was finally a decent amount of light to test the lens on.

Here is the lens attached to my camera.

I loved the footage the lens produced, as the sun really helped the overall image as I believe the aperture of the lens is fixed at f/15. Some footage had heavy vignetting but stylistically I think it produced some really interesting visuals that I have not shot before.

For £25 the lens provides something different than my other lens do, and for this I am very happy to have it. Plus it makes me want to re-explore Holga film cameras, something I haven't done since GCSE Photography.

I was filming to produce a lens test video, my first video made since April, and the minute video (title card below) has been edited now I am just waiting for my frequent composer - 17 year old whizz kid Sean Roganhttps://soundcloud.com/seanrogan ) to add some music over the top of the footage filmed in my local park.

Title Card

I look forward to exploring this lens' features more if the light keeps up and releasing the lens test video very soon.

Thanks again,

Tom :)

About the author


My name is Tom Chimiak; I am a twenty-two year old experimental filmmaker and graduate of BA (Hons) Experimental Film Production at Staffordshire University.

I enjoy coupling visual imagery with sound, in particular music, to create a more immersive and emotional project.

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