Still finding it hard to wrap your head around the news of the revival of the legendary Petzval lens? Then you might want to watch this short video that we’ve prepared just for you!
Get ready for the comeback of the century! Coming all the way from the 19th century, Lomography is bringing back the legendary Petzval Portrait Lens here in the modern era and straight into your analogue and digital SLRs.
Designed to emulate its trademark look of a very sharp center combined with unique bokeh effect in the background, this new version is being developed in Russia and will be made with high-quality glass optics. Furthermore, it will boast great color saturation, high contrast and a maximum aperture of f/2.2.
We’ve brought over this ambitious project over at Kickstarter and we’re looking forward to getting your help and your support to make this dream a complete reality. In fact, here is our Kickstarter launch video for your viewing pleasure:
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!