Analogue & Digital Portraits Shot with the Lomography Petzval Lens

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Check out sample photos taken with the new Lomography Petzval Art Lens, our modern reincarnation of the centuries-old lens concept. Compatible with analogue and digital SLRs alike, get the trademark Petzval portrait look: crisp subject in the center and curved bokeh in the background!

Shot with the first working prototype of our New Petzval Lens attached to analogue Nikon F and Canon EOS SLRs

If you thought it was impossible for a 200-year-old lens design to work with your high-tech camera, the new *Lomography Petzval Lens* is here to prove you wrong. Featuring great color saturation, high contrast, narrow depth of field and beautiful vignetting, it’s the ideal portrait lens.

The 85mm Lomography Petzval lens uses the Waterhouse Aperture System which you manually set between f/16 to a whopping f/2.2 opening for the trademark Petzval look: high-resolution center clearly in focus and unrivaled bokeh curves in the background, just like Joseph Petzval invented and intended. See the galleries above and below for samples.

Shot with the first working prototype of our New Petzval Lens on a Canon 5D

The best part about it is that it’s compatible with both film and digital cameras! If you’ve got a Nikon F or Canon EOS SLR, be it analogue or digital, the Petzval lens is guaranteed to produce amazing shots. And not only can you use it for still photos, you can shoot one-of-a-kind art videos with it, too. Talk about merging “old” and “new!”

We need your support to make this photographic dream come true. Pledge for the *Lomography Petzval Portrait Lens* today and get special Lomographic rewards!

The new Lomography Petzval (D)SLR Art Lens is a reinvention of the legendary portrait glass lens that first appeared in the 19th century. Our version is a high-quality glass optic that makes it possible for Canon and Nikon analogue and digital SLR mount cameras to yield the famous Petzval look – sharp focus areas with unique bokeh effects, strong color saturation, and artful vignettes. It’s a distinct look that goes far beyond using photo editing software and filters.

Fund this project on Kickstarter and help us bring back this extraordinary lens for 21st century photographers and filmmakers!

written by denisesanjose on 2013-07-25 in #lifestyle

2 Comments

  1. nabilanabolo
    nabilanabolo ·

    anybody knows how expensive it will be when it comes out???

  2. denisesanjose
    denisesanjose ·

    Hi, @nabilanabolo. The retail launch price of the lens is currently planned as $499/€499 and the Special Edition at $599/€599, so you can make some great savings by backing us on Kickstarter! www.kickstarter.com/projects/lomography/the-lomography-petz…

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