If you wish to have an entirely new photographic experience with your Diana, buy this lens.
The 20mm Fisheye Lens was the last in my collection of Diana objectives. I very rarely find myself in situations when I seriously need that extremely large angle of view. Of course, most Lomographers do not use the Fisheye seriously – but for the funny effect of the distortion. So far, I was not be able to catch this thread, but I did not want my collection to be incomplete.
It is a pretty decent objective. It is very well built and massive, there is a transparent layer of plastic in front the actual lens. Of course, it has an enormous depth of field, so catching the right focus is never really an issue; it draws beautiful pictures with many details – maybe it gives a bit less of the genuine “Diana” feel. It can be very well used with the original and the 35mm back – with the latter it is excellent to capture more in confined spaces – of course, with enormous distortions, but sometimes it is a price that simply has to be paid. Natuarally, you can get the typical, rounded pictures only with 120 mm negatives. If you want to double the fun, the circular format works excellently along with the Ringflash.
One thing is for certain: it not only expands your Diana – it turns into an entirely other camera. It creates a surrealistic world made only of curves – helps to see even the most familiar things totally differently.
While waiting for the new Lomography gem, the wonderful Russar+ lens, I took some photos at a fun fair with my wonderful Mir 20/3.5 super wide angle lens from the big panoramic wheel. Here I'll tell you some tips about the use of this kind of lens. Read more after the jump!
Have you ever wished that you could just extend the view of your camera to perfectly capture what you see through your viewfinder? See how an artist does exactly just that with this series of sketches based on old photographs.
Joe Brook is one of the most popular photographers in the West Coast skate scene, shooting for magazines like Trasher, Juxtapoz, Rolling Stone, and different outlets such as PDN and Kodak. Having previous experience with an old Petzval lens mounted on a 4x5 camera, it was but natural for him to try the new one. Brook talks about finding himself, his work, and shooting with the Lomograhy Petzval Lens in this exclusive interview.
Enjoy a truly analogue moviemaking experience with Lomography's 35mm movie camera and an accompanying accessory to watch your films with. View your masterpieces in the most analogue way possible with the LomoKinoscope. Get it now 20% off the regular price!
If you run a small business selling hand made items online, you would know how vitally important it is to have amazing product shots to help sell your work. I tested out the new Petzval lens on some of my hand-printed items to see if I could get a winning shot, and below is an overview of what happened.
The Lomography x Zenit Petzval Lens is traveling all around the world in the hands of the most talented photographers these days. It is now Alex Laurel's turn to try the powers of this lens. The French photographer and surfer who took the Petzval Lens for a walk on the Red Square in Moscow shows us his stunning portraits and talks about his experience with the lens.
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Capture the world and all its contours in vibrant, wide-angled photographs any time, any where! The LC-A 120 is an adventure of its own with lots of exciting functions to experiment with, like seamless long exposures or full ISO control. It's also super-fast and ultra-compact - perfect for your everyday. If you're worried about the Medium Format film, don't be! You are free to use any 120 Film you want and there are plenty to choose from. In fact, that's what makes this camera so versatile! Scroll through this gallery for a little taste of the glorious shots this nifty invention is capable of.
I participated in the Kickstarter campaign and purchased my very own new Petzval lens. I can't wait to use with with my digital camera to experience its wonderful bokeh effect. I also wanted to try its effects when using a film camera but the lens has an EF mount. I didn't have a Canon camera. See what I did with it after the jump.
In your daily photo practice, a slight difference in focal length can have a huge impact on your images. Does it adjust everything in the photo? Do I get that entire steeple on the image without having to go so far back and then shooting in the sun? How exactly does a fisheye lens work? Read on and find out the answer.