Quote Originally Posted by Mongo
The Lensbabies are a great idea at $25. At $100, they're a bit more than I'm willing to spend for a "Holgaesque" look.

I say...save yourself some money. Get a cheap loupe or other small lens, some flexible tubing, and assemble it on the front of a camera body that has a focal plane shutter. Voila...you're an artist!

Seriously: If you like the look, check out this:

http://marktucker.com/plungercam/

(Of course, he took the "expensive loupe on an expensive camera" route...but you get the idea.)
that is what i was thinking ...