It’s here and it’s not going anywhere. Welcome the Lomography X Zenit Petzval Art Lenses to your arsenal of photography gear.
Right off the bat, we’re just going to tell you with great pleasure that the Lomography X Zenit Petzval Art Lenses are here to take you on a crazy ride. Boasting superb build, luscious bokeh shots and amazing effects, these masterfully crafted lenses can capture everything that you imagined when it was still in its inception phase.
You’ve helped us make this feat possible through your help and now we’re returning the favor. You can get your own Lomography X Zenit Petzval Art Lens at by pre-ordering at our Online Shop. This will be a first come, first served basis so you better hurry up. Each lens is masterfully crafted by some of the world’s most talented lens makers in Russia and you’re ensured perfect shooting with every purchase. You can get this wonderful piece of Lomographic history for your own Nikon or Canon digital or analogue camera mounts.
When you pre-order, you’ll get these amazing goodies that are otherwise not available on regular purchases:
New Petzval Art Lens
New Petzval Art Lens Book
4 Experimental Aperture plates
Petzval Lens Cleaning Cloth
Petzval Lens Leather Pouch
New Petzval Lens Brass Lens Cap
We’ve talked too much about how much fun you can have with this premium lens offering from Lomography. We’ll let you be the judge with these great sample shots using different cameras, films and mounts. Just hit us up at the Online Shop once you’re ready to pre-order! We’ll be waiting!
Please Note: We currently estimate that delivery of Petzval Lenses pre-ordered in the Online Shop will be in May 2014. However, this is an estimate only; unfortunately, we cannot guarantee this delivery date. Piggy Points and additional discounts cannot be applied for Petzval pre-order purchases. After pre-order, we will offer you the opportunity to engrave your lens for an additional price.
Christopher Logan once again collaborated with Lomography as he brought his favorite Petzval Lens to the 2015 New York Fashion Week! The Petzval, being a versatile lens, is a great choice to work with during major events. Logan documented most of the Fashion Week with Lomography gear, and we are more than excited to share with you some of his shots with the Petzval Lens!
Canadian-born Ian Taylor is a full-time photographer specializing in kids and development work. It all started when his five siblings started having children at the same time he was into photography. This passion then spiraled into something amazing, and now Ian works primarily with kids, shooting them when they are in their purest form. Based in Asia, Ian has agreed to share this amazing series of photos he shot with his Petzval Art Lens in Cambodia and Thailand. He also shared with us some of his insights and views on photography.
Browsing through the Lomography website, you can find a lot of redscale shots, which are all done on color negative films. I asked myself if it’s possible to redscale a slide or chrome film and then cross process it. (And yes, it is.) In this tipster I’m going to teach you how to create the bloodiest homemade redscale film I've ever come across.
As all you lomographers will know, since its re-inception we have been following the tracks of the Petzval Lens. Indeed, this bokeh-genius has been traveling far and wide, falling into the hands of many a photographer the world over. We decided to put together this little catalog of talented artists and their most enticing photographs, shot using the Petzval lens, so we can show you what wonders and mischief we have brought upon us. Come take a look at the outcome of the Petzval’s transnational journey.
Curious as to how the Bokeh Control Ring spells all the difference between the Lomography New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens and its predecessor, the New Petzval Lens 85? Watch Geoffrey Berliner, the Executive Director of the Penumbra Foundation and an avid collector of Petzval lenses, succinctly explain in this exclusive short video!
The Petzval Lens was the first truly practicable portrait lens ever created and thus was the ultimate gift to early photography. We at Lomography feel that this lens and its inventor deserve some attention so here is the first of a series of articles on Joseph Petzval and the first Petzval Lens.
Since Lomography launched its new Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens project on Kickstarter, we've been seeing a variety of pictures, from images of snow monkeys in Japan to behind-the-scenes shots of New York Fashion Week. Many of these pictures were shot with digital cameras, but we've yet to see how the Petzval 58 performs on an analog Canon Rebel camera loaded with black and white, and x-pro film. Join us on a trip through the heart of New York's Chinatown during the Lunar New Year Parade.
Common sense tells us that when the weather gets bitterly cold, it's best to stay inside and drink a cup of something warm. But when you have a primo lens like the Petzval, it's hard not to go on an adventure! Equipped with nerves of steel and a Petzval lens, these Lomographers around the globe bundled up and braved the conditions to capture the top 10 wintry (not so) hot spots.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
Chris Pollard is a fashion photographer who, despite his exposure to the fast-paced world of runways and fashion, still has a passion for film photography. He expressed a keen interest in testing the New Petzval Lens, and we were more than glad to let him try it for himself. He shares photos ad answers a few questions in this exclusive feature.
The Lomo'Instant is different from all other instant cameras. The lenses and various settings really set it apart from Polaroid and Instax cameras. I bought the Lomo'Instant just last December, and it is already my go-to camera for instant photography.
It is always a pleasant experience collaborating with our old friends and LomoAmigos. This time, Emily Soto shot another wonderful series with her Petzval Art Lens. We can't wait to share it with everyone, so here they are!