Giving a tip of the hat to Monty Python… “And now for something completely different” – a Canon EOS 5D Mark II with a Holga lens! It is an interesting idea to combine one of the best (and largest) sensors on the market with an inexpensive plastic lens, but that's what makes life interesting right? And so far, I've only seen stills… come on guys, what about video?
In the last week, I've found two blog posts by folks who've ordered this unique lens for the Canon EOS 5D Mark II… Wade Heninger from Seattle has done it and put up a couple of images on his site… here's one (click the image to go to his post to see all of them):
“Yes. A cheap plastic lens from China, complete with outrageous aberrations to stick on my 3K camera body. What was I thinking?
Well, Iâ€™ve owned several holgas, and theyâ€™ve always given me the wildest results. That is the point, but still, it can be alot of fun to see what comes out of the soup when developing that roll of 120 film. Well, all Iâ€™ve done is removed the middleman (i.e. the soup) and went straight to digital. No photoshop necessary. ”
And from Hawaii, Dallas Nagata has posted information on her blog as well:
So, will you rush out and get one? If so, let's see some of your samples over in the planet5D forums!
(Photo credit: snap from the Heninger)