Wooohooo, the very first completed Petzval Lenses have recently shipped for our Kickstarter backers and we got a few delivered to Lomography HQ!
Of course, we couldn’t wait to get out and start shooting with our lenses, but before we did, we took a few photos to share with you all the treats that come included in the box. Don’t forget, the lenses are now also available for pre-order in the Lomography Online Shop, so if you’d like to get your own hands on one, place your order soon as they will be delivered on a first come, first served basis and are selling out fast!
At the end of last week, the first 500 Lomography x Zenit New Petzval Lenses were dispatched to our Kickstarter backers. And we were thrilled when a few turned up on the doorstep of Lomography HQ. We carefully un-wrapped the beautiful parcels that arrived and took a peek inside at all the goodies. Here are a small selection of photos we took whilst we opened the box!
If you are little overawed by all the objects of desire that come as part of the Kickstarter rewards, here is a complete list. We have also marked the items you’ll get if you pre-order the Lens in the Online Shop!
Lomography x Zenit New Petzval Art Lens (Included in Pre-Order Package)
Petzval Book With Tips, History and Instructions on using the Lens (Included in Pre-Order Package)
4 Experimental Aperture Plates (Included in Pre-Order Package)
Lens Cleaning Cloth (Included in Pre-Order Package)
Leather Pouch (Included in Pre-Order Package)
Brass Lens Cap (Included in Pre-Order Package)
The Lomography x Zenit Petzval Lens is now available for pre-order in the Lomography Online Shop! They will be delivered on a first come, first served basis; so don’t miss out on securing your piece of photographic history and your place in the pre-order queue! You can find out about the lens on the Petzval Microsite
Lassi, one of our awesome Petzval Lens Kickstarter backers, came to visit us at Lomography HQ this week. We had a brilliant time introducing him to the Lomography team, showing him some of the Vienna sights and generally having fun. As part of the trip, we organized a special photo-shoot in which we took photos with a vintage Petzval lens on a Sinar P2 4x5 camera. Head past the jump to find out more about the great time we had with Lassi and to see some old-school Petzval shots!
We’re so excited that the first Lomo’Instant cameras are now shipping to our Kickstarter backers around the globe. If you are one of the lucky folks who backed the Lomo'Instant on Kickstarter, we have some special competitions for you to enjoy over the next couple of weeks when you receive your camera!
My brother purchased the new Petzal lens by Lomography and Zenit through the Kickstarter campaign. Last spring, I was able to borrow it for a few weeks. Read on to find out my first impressions of this portrait lens!
Done shooting and want your films to be processed? We can process your colour and black & white 35mm, 120 or 110 films! Development, prints and scans are also included. (Service availability depends on your markets)
Are you a New Petzval Lens owner? Are you looking for a way to bring those special aperture plates with you without the risk of them getting lost? Lo and behold! One of our Kickstarter backers and Thingiverse user otaku has the perfect solution.
In April of this year I had the chance to test the Petzval Lens and to write a review on it for the German photography forum Kwerfeldein. The lens excited me from the very beginning, at the time it was introduced on Kickstarter. I was afraid that once I had tested the lens, I would want to have one of my own! Well, that’s what happened; a year later, I finally bought my very own Petzval lens.
Dale McCready is a cinematographer working in the film/ TV industry and has worked on programmes such as Doctor Who and Merlin. He was one of our supporters for the Petzval Kickstarter campaign and recently used the lens to film for a new BBC drama, which is due out in March. Dale kindly shared some of his Petzval photographs with us and talked about his love for this lens. Read on for the full interview.
Have you been eying up the beautiful Lomo’Instant Sanremo Edition? Well, now’s the time to place your order! We are starting to ship the current batch of pre-orders right now (the delivery date will depend on your location) and are now taking pre-orders for the next batch which we estimate will be ready to ship by December 12th. This next batch of pre-order cameras will be the last stock we have for delivery before the upcoming holidays and will be delivered on a first come, first served basis; so place your pre-order now to secure your place in the queue and avoid disappointment!
As one of our backers on Kickstarter, Brazilian photographer Letícia Godoy is one of the lucky first owners of the Lomography x Zenit Petzval Lens. She has been able to use the lens under different conditions, and has been gracious enough to share more of her shots with the Magazine.
Aside from being an passionate community worker who pours himself into socially relevant projects , Reyaz Limalia is also a fond photography enthusiast based in Glocester, UK. As one of our Kickstarter backers, he recently acquired his very own Lomography X Zenit New Petzval Lens. Read on as he tells us about his Petzval experience.
We were recently invited along to the award ceremony of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. We decided to take two Petzval lenses along to document the evening. One with film and one with digital. Have a look at the results here.
After a long wait, the Lomography Petzval lens has finally officially landed on our online shop and in our gallery stores. To celebrate and to get a glimpse of this legendary Petzval Lens, which was first conceived of in 1840 and reinvented by Lomography last year, we gathered media personalities and photography lovers at the Hong Kong Gallery Store for this very special evening.