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!
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.
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.
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.
We've been fans of Brian Bruno, or @brunoroids work ever since he showed us some fantastic rolls of our favorite films like the LomoChrome Purple and Lomo F2. He uses all kinds of analog gear, and wanted to take the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System for a spin. Check it out!
Guen Fiore is a young Italian photographer, who specializes in creative and portrait photography. We let her shoot with the Neptune Convertible Art Lens during a sunny day in Rome. Let's get to know her and see her first impressions of the Neptune Convertible Lens System.
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.
Lomographer Stephan Kaps, popularly known as @mephisto19 in the community, is a master of quirky portraiture and mind-boggling multiple exposure photos. As a rule breaker, he employs several photography techniques to bring out the personality of his subjects personality and redesign the world in line with his creative vision.
Fashion is cyclical, and just when we thought we're all ready to burn those bell bottoms and floral tops, fashion has its way trends back from the dead. In the images of Nick Dewolf, 70's fashion couldn't be any more pulled off by the Boston youth.
English singer, composer and poet PJ Harvey recently took the LC-A+ on tour around Australia and Asia in support of her album The Hope Six Demolition Project. We were delighted to get a glimpse into the life of a musician on the move through the eyes of this classic analogue camera.