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    Fitting a ground glass to a holga?

    I'd like to fit a ground glass to the the film plane of my Holga for checking focusing distances. Has anyone here ever done that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jstraw View Post
    I'd like to fit a ground glass to the the film plane of my Holga for checking focusing distances. Has anyone here ever done that?
    To risk actually getting sharp shots from the Holga? Are you out of your mind???

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    Yeah, I took the screen from my Hassy and taped it to the mask to figure out the focal length for a macro Holga I built. Works sweet. You can also use the frosted plastic from the cover of a spindle of CD-Rs or DVD-Rs, or you can even use waxed paper in a pinch.

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    Just put a few strips of frosted scotch tape across the rear opening. This link shows the tape on a piece of glass:

    http://www.rolandandcaroline.co.uk/h...memade4x5.html

    I remember another site where the person skipped the glass on a medium format camera and just taped across the opening with a few pieces. I can't find it at the moment. More accurate too.

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    Aw Michael,

    First the ground glass. Next: http://www.holgadigital.com/blog_2/about.html

    It's a slippery slope. Hang your head in shame.

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    I've just used a strip of waxed paper fitted into two empty film spools for checking focal distances on my newer holga. Doesn't help me much with my old holga since it has no bulb mode.

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    it's not exactly a flat-field sort of affair, is it??
    I'm still waiting for the 6x12 and 6x17 holgas!

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    Jeez, rough crowd! I just want to know what distances the little icons on the lens barrel correspond to. Is that so wrong?!

    Thanks for the advice and pointers.
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    I used frosted scotch tape over the mask/film rails on my holga to do the same thing. It worked great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jstraw View Post
    I just want to know what distances the little icons on the lens barrel correspond to. Is that so wrong?!

    Thanks for the advice and pointers.
    Then why did you ask that then!
    :rolleyes:
    The head is about three feet, the small group icon is about six feet, the large group icon is about nine feet, and of course the mountain icon is infinity...
    The modification you were talking about seemed a bit too much in my humble opinion. Shooting with a Holga, etc, isn't about precission, it's serendipity, and beauty in the imperfect..
    You can check out a Holga manual HERE!

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