Take a piece of Lomographic history with you in the form of a Petzval lens! We know you want it!
We just can’t say this more enough: the *Lomography X Zenit Petzval Art Lens* is a must-have for analogue lovers. Who wouldn’t want to own a piece of Lomography history in their analogue arsenal? These luscious analogue snaps from some very proud owners of Petzval lenses are good enough to eat. Just look at those swirly backgrounds and superb image quality!
Whether you’re a digital shooter with a soft spot for high-quality optics or an analogue die-hard who’s looking for a new toy to play with, the Lomography X Zenit Petzval Art Lens is for you. This high-quality dream build of a lens is brought to you by some of the most dedicated lensmakers in the Zenit factory in Russia. Order yours now and be part of the next batch of Petzval owners in June 2014!
The *Lomography X Zenit Petzval Art Lens* is available in brass or a black matte finish and can fit into any analogue or digital Canon EF and Nikon F mount cameras. Click here to pre-order your own Petzval lens now.
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.
Mark Scadding and William Paltridge form Double Exposure Photographic and are based in the South of England. They have used the Petzval lens extensively for portraiture and a few food photography shots. We were intrigued to know more about this creative duo and asked them about shooting with this exciting lens.
The New Petzval Lens 85 continues to captivate the hearts of many photographers from its debut a couple of years back. A perfect balance between form and function, this lens closely mimics the look of the legendary Petzval lens of the 19th century and delivers eye-catching images with its signature tack sharp center and swirly bokeh background. Many photographers from both outside and inside the Lomography community have raved about the New Petzval 85. In this recap, we look back at four community-written reviews.
Professor Joseph Petzval's 1840 lens changed the world of portraiture. Lomography is bringing back this time-honored piece in the form of The New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens. Partnered with your analog cameras, this refined model produces an orb of bokeh around a face in sharp focus.
If you have been reading my previous articles, you'd know that I'm addicted to the Petzval lens. The unique bokeh of the lens drives me crazy, but unfortunately the lens' focal length hasn't allowed me to do panoramic photos, until recently.
Perhaps you already know this young and beautiful woman? Yes, you’re right: she was one of our previous LomoAmigos! This time around, Diane Sagnier tried the Petzval Art Lens with her analog Nikon camera. Let’s find out more about her work in this exclusive interview!
For Michael Fiukowski, taking photos with the New Petzval 85 Art Lens is a philosophy. The manual focus encourages him to be more experimental, and when shooting portraits, he seeks for creative ways to position his subject and make the most of the Petzval's bokeh effect. He finds the lens fascinating, and tells us why.
Have a look at these bright and beautiful medium format photographs from the community shot with the Lomography Color Negative 400 for 120 cameras. While you're at it, find out how you can earn piggies and have your own CN 400 (120) snaps be featured on the Online Shop!
Not long after Joseph Petzval's move to Vienna in 1837, he joined the race to create a faster camera lens. He succeeded in 1840 with what became known as the Petzval Lens. Let's take a step back and look more closely at the development of this ground-breaking lens.