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A Mega Petzval Update: Stretch Goals, New Premium Pledges Opened and Other Questions Answered!

We have reached our top tier goals, thanks to all of you!

To begin this update, all backers* will be receiving along with your Petzval lens the following thanks to the stretch rewards as promised:

- An exclusively crafted leather pouch to safely house your Petzval lens

- A specially made cleaning cloth designed to keep your Petzval lens in pristine condition

- A unique cotton bag to store your Petzval lens and other goodies in whilst on-the-go

  • For those who pledged on the lower tier rewards without the Petzval lens, unfortunately we cannot send out the bonus stretch goal rewards tagged $300,000 onwards.*

New Pledges

Due to an overwhelmingly popular demand, we have opened up more pledges for everybody! These include numbered black Petzval lenses, as well as opening up more Petzval-themed trips of a lifetime to Vienna and Slovakia! But first, here are a few announcements:

Clarification about the Special Edition Black Petzval Lens

The Black Petzval Lens is a Special Edition of the original brass Petzval lens. We reserve the right to produce more of these in the future. We cannot give an exact number of these black lenses at the moment.

Lens Numbering

Regarding the numbering process for the lenses, we will base it off the final order list from Kickstarter once the funding period of the project has been completed. We understand that some people may back out during the campaign (thus moving slots a notch or two down), and we cannot guarantee to designate numbers at the moment due to this. We will get in touch with you once funding has been completed to inform you of the number you will be receiving, as well as a survey form for engraving and other details.

Please note that we can only guarantee the lens numbering in the pledges that have lens numberings specifically stated. For the other tier pledges we can not guarantee numbers.

Questions About Mount/Adapters

The entire team is working hard to provide more in-depth detail about everyone’s questions about compatibility on mounts, adapters etc. We are currently trying out different mounts and different options also talking with our manufacturers about the possibilities – As soon as we have a concrete answer, we’ll post it here so you’d be the first to know!

Introducing The Additional Pledges

PETZVAL LENS + LA SARDINA PLEDGES

Pledge $475 or more – 100 available

Pledge $475 or more 100 of 100 Get the Petzval Lens for a very, very special price. In addition to the Petzval, you’ll also get the Petzval’s analogue sidekick, the amazingly wide-angled La Sardina Beluga Edition with flash camera. Please note that this reward does not include name the engraving option on your lens. Please add $40 on top of your pledge if outside the US. For more information about the La Sardina, visit our shop.

NUMBERED BLACK PETZVAL LENS PLEDGES

Pledge $600 or more – 150 available

Get a special edition black painted Petzval lens. These lenses will be numbered separately from 51-200, with a ‘B’ mark in front of the number. These lenses will be produced shortly after the brass Petzval lenses. This lens will look stunning on your black SLR camera. You’ll also be able to pick a name to engrave on your special lens (maximum 50 characters). Your number will be allocated depending on when you back this reward – So the first backer to pledge for this reward will get number 51, the second backer to pledge for this reward will get number 52 and so on. Please note: These lenses will be engraved with a serial number between 51-200. Please add $40 on top of your pledge if outside the US.

Pledge $1100 or more – 5 available

Get one of the very first 10 Black Petzval lenses produced. You’ll be able to pick a name to engrave on your lens (maximum 50 characters). It will also be engraved with a number between 6 and 10 (Please see the $2000 and $2500 rewards for the very first Lomography Petzval Portrait Lenses). Your number will be allocated depending on when you back this reward – So the first backer to pledge for this reward will get number 6, the second backer to pledge for this reward will get number 7, and so on. But that’s not all; we’ll also send you a special edition LC-A+ 20th Anniversary camera. This camera was produced to celebrate our 20th anniversary this year and is a great introduction to the world of Lomography and Russian optics. Please add $40 on top of your pledge if outside the US. You can find out more about the camera here: http://shop.lomography.com/lc-a-20th-anniversary-edition

Pledge $2100 or more – 4 available

A Petzval-Themed Trip To Vienna and one of the very first Black Lomography Petzval Lenses. Firstly, you’ll get one of the very first 5 Black Petzval lenses produced. On top of this, you’ll be able to pick a name to engrave on your lens (maximum 50 characters). It will also be engraved with a number between 2 and 5 (Please see the $2500 reward for the very first Lomography Petzval Portrait Lens). We’ll also send you a special edition LC-A+ 20th Anniversary camera, which was produced to celebrate our 20th anniversary this year. (For more info, see: http://shop.lomography.com/lc-a-20th-anniversary-edition) You’ll then be treated to a once-in-a-lifetime trip to visit the home of Joseph Petzval in Vienna. We’ll offer you to 5 days and 5 nights in a great hotel. For 2 days of the trip, we will show you a ton of interesting things connected to Petzval. You’ll join us in visiting his grave at Zentralfriedhof, have a tour of Lomography HQ and visit the museum dedicated to Petzval in Slovakia (Travel costs to Slovakia included). Of course you will also get your very own engraved Petzval lens too! Please Note: The time of this trip should be agreed upon by both parties, preferably during Spring 2014; you would be responsible for covering flight costs to Vienna.

Pledge $2600 or more – 1 available

A Petzval-Themed Trip To Vienna and get the very first commercial Lomography Petzval Lens in Black. You’ll be able to pick a name to engrave on your lens (maximum 50 characters). You’ll be treated to a once-in-a-lifetime trip to visit the home of Joseph Petzval in Vienna. We’ll offer you to 5 days and 5 nights in a great hotel. For 2 days of the trip, we will show you a ton of interesting things connected to Petzval. You’ll join us in visiting his grave at Zentralfriedhof, have a tour of Lomography HQ and visit the museum dedicated to Petzval in Slovakia (Travel costs to Slovakia included). Of course you will also get your very own engraved Petzval lens too! It doesn’t end there, as you’ll also receive a special edition LC-A+ 20th Anniversary camera (For more info, follow this link.) on top of the exciting rewards mentioned above. Please Note: The time of this trip should be agreed upon by both parties, preferably during Spring 2014; you would be responsible for covering flight costs to Vienna.

LOMOGRAPHY (ORIGINAL BRASS) PETZVAL LENS PLEDGES

Pledge $1000 or more – 5 available

Get one of the very first 20 Petzval lenses produced. You’ll be able to pick a name to engrave on your lens (maximum 50 characters). It will also be engraved with a number between 14 and 20 (Please see the $2000 and $2500 rewards for the very first Lomography Petzval Portrait Lenses). Your number will be allocated depending on when you back this reward – So the first backer to pledge for this reward will get number 14, the second backer to pledge for this reward will get number 15, and so on. But that’s not all; we’ll also send you a special edition LC-A+ 20th Anniversary camera. This camera was produced to celebrate our 20th anniversary this year and is a great introduction to the world of Lomography and Russian optics. Please add $40 on top of your pledge if outside the US. You can find out more about the camera here.

The new Lomography Petzval (D)SLR Art Lens is a reinvention of the legendary portrait glass lens that first appeared in the 19th century. Our version is a high-quality glass optic that makes it possible for Canon and Nikon analogue and digital SLR mount cameras to yield the famous Petzval look – sharp focus areas with unique bokeh effects, strong color saturation, and artful vignettes. It’s a distinct look that goes far beyond using photo editing software and filters.

Fund this project on Kickstarter and help us bring back this extraordinary lens for 21st century photographers and filmmakers!

written by jillytanrad

3 comments

  1. profbev70

    Can we have an alternative to leather please, or not get anything. Also will this fit digi canons?
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  2. jillytanrad

    jillytanrad

    Yes, the lens will fit Canon DSLR cameras. :)

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  3. carsten-schmitt

    carsten-schmitt

    Leather pouches are common to store lenses. However, that will contribute to the likelihood of a lens developing fungus if stored in there for longer times. The tiny fragments of organic material as well as the "climate" in the pouch provide nourishment for the fungi. So, unless you take out that lens often I would not store it in leather...

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