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.
Revamping the classic design of the Petzval Lens born in Vienna, Lomography has indeed gone beyond what is needed to bring analogue shooters and filmmakers a one-of-a-kind lens in the new Petzval Art Lens. Read on to find out more about this high-quality lens after the jump.
One of the first Petzval Lens Kickstarter backers, talented photographer Sandravo has filled her Lomohome with an amazing selection of shots using the brass lens. We spoke to the Belgium based Lomographer about her and the Petzval!
While we try our best to show you just how the Petzval Art Lens handles, we surely do appreciate feedback from other people who got to try it themselves. Gizmag gives us a piece of their mind about the swirls and quality of the Petzval lens.
Photos shot with a New Petzval lens are immediately recognizable for their super-sharp focus areas and wonderful swirly bokeh effect. Each New Petzval lens is crafted from brass (just like the original Petzval lens) and features premium glass optics. Together with Lomography, the lenses have been designed and constructed by a team of optics specialists at the Zenit factory in Russia. Zenit are master lens manufacturers and have the skill to build the Petzval lens for use with today’s SLR cameras.
The brass-clad optical beauty that is the new Petzval Lens goes beyond being an eye-catching spectacle on one’s camera; it delivers high-quality photos and video, as seen in the samples we've come across since it found its way to photographers and videographers. If you haven’t seen what the new Petzval Lens can do, check out this footage shot by Martin Lachmair of Austrian firm Creative Director.
We have prepared a special set of filters to boost up your creative possibilities with the Petzval or any other lens with a 58mm filter mount. Get all in one set or pick your favourite and step up your game!
From its vintage 19th century design to the fantastic, creative and unique photos it produces, the Lomography x Zenit New Petzval Art Lenses just oozes analogue. We set up a mini photo studio at Lomography HQ a few days ago and got snap happy with the New Petzval attached to the Canon EOS 5 film camera. Check out the results after the jump!
Sid Ceaser is a portrait photographer who specializes in studio and location work for bands and musicians who are in need of images to use for publicity, press kit, cd/album artwork, and promotional purposes. His work is clean, crisp and compelling. Through this interview, he shares his experience with the Lomography x Zenit New Petzval Lens.
This new Petzval lens is a revival of a lens that was created in the 19th century. The optics has come to life again with the help of a crowdfunding website and all the backers that have supported this project. The production is done by one of Russia’s lens companies – Zenit. We lent out our prototype Petzval lens to DC Watch, one of the largest digital camera online magazines in Japan. Check out their results after the jump.
You might have noticed Lomography appearing more and more in the lens world lately, you may even have owned an Petzval Art Lens already. We have Tattso from the Hong Kong Lomography Team this time to share the beauty of the Petzval Art Lens with us, along with his memorable moments in Turkey.
We know it's been a while since the New Petzval Art Lens was released, but we simply can't get enough of seeing your Petzval photos just yet, so keep them coming! In the meantime, check out this gallery post of lovely analogue and digital Petzval shots in monochrome.