The Lomography Petzval (D)SLR Art Lens is designed to seamlessly work with a whole new generation of cameras. We’ve reinvented the science of centuries-old optics to revolutionize modern day photography.
The original Petzval lens was a revolutionary invention. It was designed specifically to shoot portraits, and helped pave the way for commercial photography. And in the same way that Joseph Petzval staged a milestone back in 1840 when he designed the lens, the brand new Lomography Petzval (D)SLR Art Lens promises to do the same in the 21st Century by giving you truly incredible effects on a whole range of modern SLR cameras.
The Lomography Petzval (D)SLR Art Lens is designed to seamlessly work with a whole new generation of cameras. We’ve reinvented the science of centuries-old optics to revolutionize modern day photography while still staying true to the trademark Petzval look and effect.
The new Lomography Petzval lens has great color saturation and high contrast. The resolution of the focused area of each photo is extremely high. Thanks to the new and improved Petzval optical design, the Lomography Lens has a large f/2.2 maximum aperture; it’s very hard to find older Petzval lenses which have an aperture larger than f/3.5. Because of the large aperture of the new lens, you’ll get photos with a very narrow depth of field, and when shooting with the aperture wide open, you’ll get a beautiful vignetting effect in your shots. It’s the ideal portrait lens!
Phil Jones uses photography as a way to create unusual stories through his images. He works as a professional photographer and jumped at the chance to test out the Petzval 85 Art Lens on some of his models.
Matt Osbourne works as a wedding and fashion photographer based in the UK, he also runs a blog dedicated to Leica and film photography. We couldn't resist lending him a Petzval 85 and seeing what his first impressions were of this fantastic Art Lens.
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Mark Havriliak's portraits achieved a level of intimacy that make it seem effortless. With him using the Petzval Art Lens, we get an inside look of what its like to create a photograph unique to an individual. Learn more about his special technique that enables him to make one of a kind photographs.
UK based Indira Flack approached us after the Photography Show as she was itching to test out the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens. We lent her the lens and she took it for a spin at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Alia Sheikh is a filmmaker & senior development producer for the BBC. She recently backed the Kickstarter campaign for the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens and showed us one of her shots. We were intrigued to see more and find out about her professional work and her love for all things bokeh based.
Kamal Tung's black-and-white portraits shot with the Petzval Lens were previously showcased on the Magazine. The opportunity to shoot with another Lomography Art Lens has arrived. More of Kamal Tung's work, shot with the Daguerreotype Achromat Lens, are included in this feature.
Solène Ballesta is a Parisian photographer who started photography at 15 years old. This talented photographer was awarded in 2014 by the special mention of the young fashion photography Picto Awards. In her shots, Solène drives us to an enchanted world. For this series, she used the Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens and she's telling us the story of a woman who is waiting for someone or something in her small theater and who decides to venture to the morning mist. “It is the uncertainty that charms one. A mist makes things wonderful.” said Oscar Wilde.