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The Lomography Petzval Portrait Lens: Special Black Edition

For a limited run on our Kickstarter campaign, we are offering the Lomography Petzval (D)SLR Art Lens in a special matte black color for those who prefer a handsomely understated coating instead of the original brass finish. Find out how you can score the special edition lens here!

The Lomography Petzval Portrait Lens in Special Edition Black

The Black Petzval Lens is a special edition of the original brass Lomography Petzval Portrait Lens. The retail launch price of the special edition is pegged at $599/€599, so you can make some great savings by backing us on Kickstarter! Plus you’ll get a lower serial number tagged on it, and have the option to have your name or a short message engraved on it too!

Numbered Black Petzval Lens Pledges

Pledge $500 or more (unlimited)

Get a special edition black painted Petzval lens. This lens will look stunning on your black SLR camera. Please note: These lenses will be engraved with a serial number higher than 200. There are no guarantees on the serial number, and no engraving for this pledge.

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.

Pledge $1,100 or more (10 available)

Get one of the very first 20 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 11 and 20 with a ‘B’ mark in front of the number. (Please see the $2100 and $2600 rewards for the very first Black 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 11, the second backer to pledge for this reward will get number 12, and so on. But that’s not all; we’ll also send you a special edition LC-A+ 20th Anniversary Edition 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.

Pledge $2,100 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. 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.

Read more about Petzval in the Magazine.

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 denisesanjose

1 comment

  1. djramsay

    djramsay

    $599 is €451.80 and £393.38 Why does this cost so much in Europe?

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