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Transform your Micro Four Thirds camera in a digital Holga.


I was one of those guys that played some time with the old medium format Holga Pinhole camera. What I didn’t know is that there are Pinhole kits on eBay that do tranform your Micro Four Thirds camera in a digital Holga. Check out the current auctions on eBay (Click here). You can also find some image samples!

  • Is that a special color of GF1? It’s not black, or silver, or red, or pink, or white. So far as I’m aware (and Panasonic’s site agrees), those are the five official colors.

    • I think that color is called “photoshop”

  • thomas ashley

    I’m thinking of buying a body cap for £2.50 and drilling a small hole through it to make a pinhole lens – should satisfy my curiosity without spending twenty times as much money.

    Another plan is to make a bigger hole and attach the lens assembly from an old broken Braun camera over it (not because it is an especially remarkable lens because that is what I have lying around and it is small enough that it has a chance of actually working without breaking straight off).

  • AL

    Interesting but photo samples on eBay are not very convincing.

  • The images on eBay are rubbish. And I’m not carrying a tripod so I can shoot at F110. :)

  • Jamie

    Does sound fun though, does anyone know if they have a website other than ebay?

  • Peter

    what about DUST?

    the hole is open i guess?

  • K-

    Holga isn’t a pinhole camera! Pinhole photography is completely different.

  • Nixon

    The Holga does much better!

  • bilgy_no1

    So, does it work on PEN or not? In the description it says ‘With the Skink Pinhole Pancake installed, the Olympus Pen can be used either in automatic or manual mode. Both work fine and the camera’s LCD screen shows a bright live view which makes image composition very easy.’ But further down it says:

    “not suitable for Olympus Pen”

    Which is it? Does anyone know?

  • Rob-L

    Here’s a much cheaper way to do this. Buy a body cap, a thin, small piece of brass (about the size of a thumbnail) from a craft store and a thin needle. Use the needle to pierce a small hole through the brass. Drill a hole in the body cap, affix the piece of brass over the hole in the body cap with tape or glue and you’re all set. That’s about 9x cheaper than buying one from eBay.

    • AL

      Have you actually tried this?

  • Kaiser Soze

    I have the same one for standard 4/3. I bought it on a whim. I have used it prolly 8 times. Each time I did, I got bored and put a real lens on it.

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