It’s only been 4 hours since we launched our Kickstarter campaign for the exciting new Lomography Petzval (D)SLR Art Lens and we’ve already reached our $100,000 funding goal! With 29 more days to go, here’s what else you can expect from our Petzval project as well as more info about on this optic breakthrough.
To our beloved Lomography Petzval D(SLR) Art Lens backers, we’d like to thank you for all your support in helping us reach our funding goal of $100,000 in just four hours! It’s truly overwhelming and we’d like to thank our 300+ backers so far for believing in this ambitious project. We promise to blow your brains out with a lens that will surely go down as one for the books!
We’re sure you’re at the edge of your seat to know more about the Petzval lens, so here are some interesting articles from the Lomography Magazine to give you more info about the nearly 200-year-old piece of photographic history, as well as some Kickstarter FAQs to guide you.
On the Petzval lens
- 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 Lens
- 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
As our initial “thank you” for your interest in the product, here’s the Petzval video in HD so you can see the full glory of this swirly bokeh-lens wonder! (Make sure to right-click and “Turn HD” on)
Watch out for more reward offers, stretch goal perks and campaign updates in the coming days!
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!