The Best Petzval Photos So Far

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Time is ticking! Today is the last day of our Kickstarter campaign and we’d like to share the best photos we’ve taken so far using the Petzval Lens as our way of thanking all of you for your support on this project.

We reinvented a 19th century lens for use with modern Nikon F mount and Canon EF mount single-lens reflex cameras. We’ve tried it, tested it under different shooting conditions, and came up with stunning results.

The Lomography Petzval (D)SLR Art lens is great for shooting photos outdoors, in the company of nature…

…at night with twinkling bright lights

…taking portraits of your favorite people

…and even for black and white photos.

Thank you so much for supporting the Petzval Kickstarter Campaign. We’re so excited to send our backers those fresh Petzval lenses. We’re eager to reward you with those premiums as well. We promise to keep you posted.

If you haven’t grabbed the opportunity to acquire your own Petzval (D)SLR Art Lens, today is your last chance. You have less than 24 hours left, so head on to Kickstarter now.

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 jillytanrad on 2013-08-23 in #news

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  1. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    Please, please, please!!! Make this in M42 screw mount!!

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