Attention, lomographers: here's your last chance to pre-order your very own Petzval lens complete with the special aperture plates for free!
One distinct characteristic of photographs taken with the new *Petzval Art Lens* is the bokeh, made more standout through the special aperture plates in teardrop, hexagon, and star shapes. The photos above were taken by our lucky Petzval-toting community members with their Nikon F and Canon EF mount analogue and digital SLRs.
Raring to take photos like these? Head to the Online Shop now to get your own Petzval plus free special aperture plates! Please note, though, that you only have until August 14 to pre-order in order to avail of the aperture plates.
The premium New Petzval Lens allows you to set your subject against a soft, beautiful background of bokeh. But how about making the bokeh even more interesting by using shapes? Simply use the special aperture plates exclusively made for the Petzval and have fun!
The next time you're shooting with your New Petzval Lens, frame your subject against a blanket of dreamy stars. It's possible with the Petzval Special Aperture Plates, available in three fun shapes to choose from.
Halloween fever is in full swing. Everything ghostly, scary or freakishly extraordinary are either on display or being spoken of in hushed voices through spine-chilling tales. Apart from wearing the scariest costumes and taking photos of of your petrifying selves, why not amplify the Halloween spirit a notch higher by using Halloween-themed aperture plates with the New Petzval Lens? Here's a quick tipster that'll teach you how to make special aperture plates and make the most out of them this Halloween!
Juxtapose visions of Tokyo at night with the Petzval's bokeh, and you get pure magic. From a traditional Japanese hearth to busy Tokyo streets, Mance Thompson captured it all with the new Petzval lens and a star-shaped aperture plate, weaving magic into otherwise ordinary everyday scenes.
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.
Talented metal artist Peter Atwood, known in the Lomography community as clickiemcpete, talks to us about his wonderful custom made aperture plates and tips on how to get the best bokeh with the Petzval Lens.
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!
Are you a New Petzval Lens owner? Are you looking for a way to bring those special aperture plates with you without the risk of them getting lost? Lo and behold! One of our Kickstarter backers and Thingiverse user otaku has the perfect solution.
-29 °C and your fingers sticking to the beautiful copper lens. Is there a better way to start the new year? A couple of shots, tips, and a mini video edit from a freezing day with the New Petzval Art Lens.
We've been lending out the Petzval lens to some of our most loved photographers over the last 12 months. Some of the best shots have been soft, dreamy and full to the brim of beautiful bokeh! Have a look at some of our favourites here.