Yesterday, we shared with you the insight of some magazines and websites on the Petzval (D)SLR Lens. This time, we'd like to tell you about what tech websites such as Engadget, Gizmodo, and PC Mag are saying about Lomography's recent venture into bringing back the portrait lens. Read on to find out!
Most Petzval lenses today are defective because of age and not optimized for modern cameras, so Lomography set out to reinvent the lens for the 21st century. […]Are you as intrigued as we are?
Now, the retro-fanatics at Lomography have reengineered the lens from the ground up for today’s Canon and Nikon cameras. And the photos are incredible.
Forget Instagram — Photographers can bling out their SLR camera and take effects-heavy pictures with the reinvented Petzval Lens from Lomography.
Lomography has been making lenses and throwback lo-fi cameras for over a decade now, and the Petzval is ambitious but definitely within their scope.
While Lomography’s Petzval lens is more than a little evocative of steampunk, rest assured it brings with it a set of lens effects that Instagram and Hipstamatic couldn’t ever dream of replicating.
Here’s something for those who ever wanted to give photos that old timey look but like for real—without any of that Instagram digital post-processing shader mess. The minds at Lomography have brought back the nearly two-century old Petzval portrait lens that you can stick onto your digital-age SLR camera to create stylish photos like it’s the 19th century all over again.
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!
Want to learn more about the Petzval lens? Check out:
On the Petzval lens
- The Petzval Lens: A Breakthrough in Optics
- The Man Behind the Lens: Joseph Petzval
- The Lomography Petzval (D)SLR Art Lens Design
- Analogue & Digital Portraits Shot with the Lomography Petzval Lens
On the Kickstarter campaign
- Exclusively Available On Kickstarter: The New Petzval (D)SLR Art Lens
- The New Petzval Lens in a Visual Nutshell
- The Lomography Petzval Portrait Lens: An Introduction To Kickstarter Mechanics
- The Lomography Petzval Portrait Lens: Shipping & Delivery