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.
Sharp optics, narrow depth of field, swirling backgrounds and luscious bokeh shots – all these things and more are what you can get with the all new *Lomography x Zenit Petzval Art Lens*. Harking back to the earlier days of lens craftsmanship, the new Petzval Lens nods to lensmasters of old with this loving recreation.
The new Petzval Art Lens can definitely bring you a totally different shooting experience whether on film or digital format. Filmmakers will surely love its bokeh features and crisp optics while analogue enthusiasts swoon over the all manual setting – aperture and focusing included. Catch the Petzval Art Lens in brass or matte black finish and attach it on your analogue or digital Nikon or Canon mount cameras.
Rebirth of a Legend – the new Lomography x Zenit Petzval Art Lens is a stunning reinvention of the legendary Petzval lens from the 1840s. Combining love for photography and the thirst for new developments in photographic gear, Lomography partnered with renowned lens design company Zenit to turn this dream into reality.
Kickstarter success – the new Petzval Art Lens was brought into fruition with the generous support of over 30,000 Kickstarter backers.
Premium Optics – boasting a solid brass body and sporting a beautifully crafted high-quality optics, the new Petzval Art Lens is a sure contender in portrait photography and other uses.
Lens Compatibility – snap the Petzval Art Lens on any Canon EF and Nikon F mount analogue and digital cameras for total versatility.
Perfect Portraits – shoot ultra-sharp portrait photos with undeniable swirling backgrounds and amazing bokeh shots. Use the Petzval Art Lens’s narrow depth of field and make your subjects the center of attention in every shot.
Petzval Art Lens Specs:
Focal Length – 85mm
Maximum Aperture – f/2.2
Apertures – Waterhouse aperture set, up to f/16
Image Circle – 44mm
Field of View – 30 degrees
Lens Mounting Profile – Canon EF and Nikon F
Electronic Contacts – No
Closest Focusing Distance – 1 meter
Focusing Mechanism – Gear Rack Focusing
Filter Thread – 58mm
You can still get the *Lomography x Zenit Petzval Art Lens* now at the Online Shop. Just pre-order the lens and we’re expecting a new batch of delivery this coming July 2014. In the meantime, enjoy these exquisite photos taken with the new Petzval Art Lens:
If you loved the Petzval Lens, we have Joseph Petzval to thank for. The mathematician/inventor/physicist was born in Hungary, but spent most of his life in Vienna. As a tribute, we visited some of the most significant places in his life, armed with our cameras and the New Lomography Petzval Art Lens. Watch the video below!
In case you missed it, Lomography has just unveiled the latest member of its Art Lens family: the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Art Lens, which boasts of the same optics that the legendary LC-A camera has and brings the classic Lomographic style not only to analog but also to the digital platform. Over the next few days we'll be sharing with you the first impressions of and photographs taken by members of the Lomography team, who had gone out and put the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 to the test. First up is graphic designer Andrea Cislaghi, who coupled this lens with the Bessa R2 and Sony Alpha 7.
To celebrate the classic Petzval Lens born in Vienna, we grabbed a New Petzval, left the office in the dust and went out into the beautiful golden day for a shoot among the historic hot-spots in the original city of music. Read on to see more of our imperial-themed photo shoot!
written by Kwyn Kenaz Aquino on 2015-06-09 in #gear#news
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.
For Michael Fiukowski, taking photos with the New Petzval 85 Art Lens is a philosophy. The manual focus inspires him to be more experimental, and when he shoots portraits he always thinks about how to position his subject and make the most of the Petzval's bokeh effect. In this interview, he talks about why he finds the New Petzval 85 Lens fascinating.
The day has finally come! We are very excited to tell you that you can now order the Lomography New Petzval Lens for immediate delivery from the Online Shop or purchase it in your hands at Gallery Stores. To put full focus on our favorite portrait lens, soon we will be hosting special launch parties in our Gallery stores all over the globe! So do not miss an opportunity to become part of the sensational New Petzval Lens family today.
written by Kwyn Kenaz Aquino on 2015-05-07 in #gear#news
Lomography's Optics Head Cat Ong shot moving lights, shadows and distant views to test the optic capacities of the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Art Lens 2.8/32M. Though drawn to precise zone focusing and aperture values, he tried to be more intuitive while walking around town with the Minitar-1 Art Lens. He took incredibly detailed photos under the Hong Kong sun and through the haze of Vienna.
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.
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)
Vienna is not only the home of the original Petzval Lens; it's also the birthplace of Lomography! Austrian photographer and avid Lomo fan Stefan Joham took some enigmatic shots of the people who live in this beautiful city and spoke to us about his work.
Jonathan Daniel Pryce is a talented young photographer based in London who specializes in men’s fashion and street photography. His work has been featured in Grazia, Glamour, GQ and Vogue. In 2012 he started a personal project to document 100 Beards in 100 Days, a 100-day mission to photograph bearded men in London. Recently, he had the opportunity to shoot with the Lomography Petzval 85 Art Lens.
Last month, Lomography Gallery Store Soho held an exhibition of photographs taken at the Nixon Surf Challenge in Russia. Free drinks and live music from Swim Mountain overflowed at the opening party. Using the Petzval lens and a star-shaped aperture plate to give a beautifully soft, dreamy effect, the folks at the Soho Gallery Store created a video of the event. Watch this video after the jump.