Exclusive Sneak Peek of the Petzval Lens Production at the Zenit Factory in Russia

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The developers and engineers have been working tirelessly to produce the amazing Petzval lens. Today we're giving you an exclusive look at the production process of this amazing lens at the Zenit factory in Russia.

To show you the painstaking process in developing and bringing to the 21st century an age-old photographic favorite, we took some photos at the Zenit facility in Russia. Take a look at some behind-the-scenes action on how the developers and engineers are working hard to create this amazing portrait lens!

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Take an in-depth look at the Petzval Lens design and manufacturing process straight from the source:

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 kazarareta on 2013-08-16 in #news #slr #gallery #art-lens #lens #zenit #petzval #dslr

One Comment

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    herbert-4 ·

    Please, please, please.... Make these in M42 screw mount, also!!!!

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