Quote Originally Posted by LAMitchell
Oh wow, bought many of these trying to get the right one. Get a tessar if you want sharp images, else novar for the Holga effect.
If this was supposed to be a joke, sure fun it ain't. Novars are EXCELLENT lenses, which compare to Tessars IMHO and IHO of many other posters here, as well expanded in the suggested parallel thread.

May it be, perhaps, that you didn't tried "many" as pretended, but one single (defective or most probably altered) unit?