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Shooting with the Lomography Petzval x Zenit Lens in NYC

One of my biggest passions has always been to walk around the city, day or night, aimlessly, without a plan or a specific destination. The pleasure of " kicking " the streets and finding new places, environments and people, is reason enough to get out and move your feet.

Over the years I realized that these walks were not only fun, but also inspiring, so 7 years ago I started to take my camera with me always. Since then, I’ve had my camera in my pocket at all times and I shoot with it everywhere. I took pictures of coffee, hidden corners or cityscapes; there is no graffiti, mural or architectural jewel that escapes my lens.

New York has something special about its people and neighborhoods that make it great to take such photos. So what better opportunity to test the new Petzval lens than on an evening walk? Armed with a Canon digital camera and a analogue RebelXti loaded with black and white roll, I went out on Saturday night with some friends to shoot with the new Lens in the city that never sleeps.

Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T2i (digital)

Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T2
Film: Lomography 400 ISO, 35mm B&W

The Petzval lens is a great addition to any digital or analogue camera. The sharpness and crispness in the center of the pictures, the strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field give a great touch to enlightened or textured backgrounds. The focus is so precise, it makes you want to take lots of portraits.

The Lomography x Zenit Petzval Lens is now available for pre-order in the Lomography Online Shop! They will be delivered on a first come, first served basis; so don’t miss out on securing your piece of photographic history and your place in the pre-order queue! You can find out about the lens on the Petzval Microsite.

written by antoniocastello

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