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:
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!
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.
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.
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.
The most incredible lightpainting tool is here! Consists of 200 full color RGB LEDs in a lightweight aluminium housing will color your analogue world in different way! Create and animate different shades and shapes with the Pixelstick!
Lomography welcomes another classic gear to its Art Lens lineup. The rebooted Jupiter 3+ is now compatible with mirrorless digital cameras, all Leica L39, and Leica M mount range-finders. Get expert focusing or some bokeh furnishes—let your mood take you. As for the technical nitty-gritty, a comprehensive microsite awaits.
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 latest addition to the Lomo’Instant family! Inspired by the Icelandic midnight sky, Get endless creativity, take multiple exposed instant snapshots, experiment with long exposure and light painting shots!
Ever since the launch of the well-loved Lomography Petzval Art Lens last August, photographers have been shooting some amazing photographs and given us many heartening reviews! We have curated the 10 best Petzval pictures, in our opinion, to give the lens one more round of applause.
The best thing about working for Lomography is having first access to new products. Imagine everyone's excitement when the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Art Lens 2.8/32M was delivered to the headquarters in Vienna, where members of the Lomography team took turns testing this tiny yet powerful optic on various cameras. Meanwhile, Tom Bates from Marketing teased out the idyllic and colorful possibilities of shooting with the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 lens on a trip to the UK countryside.
Christopher Logan has covered New York Fashion Week extensively with Lomography. He's had individual publication and drawn in crowds to our NYC Gallery Store. When he took the New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens to the first weekend Men's exhibition of New York Fashion Week shows, the results were astounding. His photos had their own takeover on the @AmericanPhotoMag Instagram feed and he was given a feature in GQ Brazil. Read on to get a glimpse of what he and the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens can create.