Lo and behold, fresh photos and mesmerizing swirly bokeh from a new Petzval sample!
We recently received a brand new Petzval Lens sample from Russia and have been busy taking some quick first shots to share with you! Each of the photos were shot using the Canon 5D. We are now testing this new sample lens with video footage and more sample shots over the coming days – We will show those to you as soon as they are ready. We have uploaded each photo in high resolution so you can see the amazing full potential of the lens!
Help Us Reach $1.3 Million
We’re getting ever closer to our $1.3 Million stretch goal. This week, we have added extra rewards to help hit the target. Remember, if we hit the next goal, we’ll include 3 special Waterhouse aperture plates for every person who pledges for the lens. We also have asked you to help us with suggestions for the designs of the Waterhouse plates; so if you have a cool idea for a aperture design, please answer our Aperture Plate Suggestions Survey!
We also have some news on the rewards. Unfortunately, we heard this week that we won’t be able to do the brass lens cap for the back of the lens (as previously promised in our $1 million Goal). This is because there are problems with engineering the back cap. But the good news is we are still able to produce the beautiful brass front lens cap which will look amazing when you are out shooting with your Petzval! We will also add additional goodies to your package to make up for the fact there won’t be a back brass lens cap.
Furthermore, we have also received some questions from backers requesting whether they can pledge for 2 Lenses. Whilst it isn’t possible to select 2 lenses as a reward, if you would like 2 lenses this is still possible to do. If you would like to do this, please just double your pledge amount to cover both lenses and message us to confirm that this is what you would like to do.
Want to learn more about the Petzval lens? Read on!
- The Petzval Lens: A Breakthrough in Optics
- The Man Behind the Lens: Joseph Petzval
- The Lomography Petzval (D)SLR Art Lens Design
- Analogue & Digital Portraits Shot with the Lomography Petzval Lens
On the Kickstarter campaign
- Exclusively Available On Kickstarter: The New Petzval (D)SLR Art
- The New Petzval Lens in a Visual Nutshell
- The Lomography Petzval Portrait Lens: An Introduction To Kickstarter Mechanics
- The Lomography Petzval Portrait Lens: Shipping & Delivery
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!