The other side (V)

The Holga lens for m4/3 features a sieve-plate-like aperture, that changes its distance to the "glass" when the lens is focused. The effect: the vignetting is nearly invisible when the lens is set to infinity and heavy when the lens is close focused:

You can even see the sieve´s pattern around the center:

I removed the sieve plate and the lens seems to create sharper photos with some distortions and no vignetting:

The third way to use the sieve plate is to place it deeper in the lens, closer to the "glass". The vignetting is visible, but not too extreme:


  1. Thank you for your comment and the link!

  2. Looks like fun! Thanks for posting this. I've been interested in this lens for a while. I think I like the look from the sieve close to the "glass" the best... of course, adding a vignette after the fact might be a good option...

  3. Hi, unfortunately mine was poorly glued and came off, I swear i stored it with the lens but when I went to glue it I never found it, is there anything I can do to restore some of the vignetting look? or a way to recreate the plate?