Unpacking The Petzval: The First Kickstarter Lenses Arrive!

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Wooohooo, the very first completed Petzval Lenses have recently shipped for our Kickstarter backers and we got a few delivered to Lomography HQ!

Of course, we couldn’t wait to get out and start shooting with our lenses, but before we did, we took a few photos to share with you all the treats that come included in the box. Don’t forget, the lenses are now also available for pre-order in the Lomography Online Shop, so if you’d like to get your own hands on one, place your order soon as they will be delivered on a first come, first served basis and are selling out fast!

At the end of last week, the first 500 Lomography x Zenit New Petzval Lenses were dispatched to our Kickstarter backers. And we were thrilled when a few turned up on the doorstep of Lomography HQ. We carefully un-wrapped the beautiful parcels that arrived and took a peek inside at all the goodies. Here are a small selection of photos we took whilst we opened the box!

If you are little overawed by all the objects of desire that come as part of the Kickstarter rewards, here is a complete list. We have also marked the items you’ll get if you pre-order the Lens in the Online Shop!

  • Lomography x Zenit New Petzval Art Lens (Included in Pre-Order Package)
  • Petzval Book With Tips, History and Instructions on using the Lens (Included in Pre-Order Package)
  • 4 Experimental Aperture Plates (Included in Pre-Order Package)
  • Lens Cleaning Cloth (Included in Pre-Order Package)
  • Leather Pouch (Included in Pre-Order Package)
  • Brass Lens Cap (Included in Pre-Order Package)
  • Cotton Bag
  • Camera Strap

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 tomas_bates on 2013-12-19 #news #lens #zenit #unpacking #petzval #pre-order-lomography


  1. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    You still need to produce this in M42 and K mount. Think about all the Zenit cameras this would fit if these had also been made M42 and K mount, not to mention Pentax, Praktica, Yashica, Ricoh, Vivitar, Porst, Revueflex, Petri, Voigtlander, Zeiss, Cosina, Hanimex, Sears, Sigma, and many, many others! Nikon and Canon are a narrow, mostly digital segment of the market. And maybe offer it with a seven or more segment diaphragm, rather than Waterhouse stops that get lost. We are not that nostalgic. And, if you are worried about compatible focus, just make it focus a bit past infinity, and let the camera worry about it. You seem to be thinking about digital professionals, and not so much about your own Lomographers, so, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!!!!! @tomas_bates

  2. tomas_bates
    tomas_bates ·

    @herbert-4 - Many thanks for the input and sorry for not replying to you on this issue before as I know you have also commented on this in other articles :-) For now we are obviously focusing on the Canon/Nikon mount lenses. Since we are still in production phase and want to make sure everything is perfect. But of course we see the benefit in also producing a Petzval for other mounts and this is an option we will continue to explore. Without wanting to spoil the surprise, I can assure you we are as focused as ever on the world of analogue and have some very exciting things lined up for 2014 ;-)

  3. sirio174
    sirio174 ·

    ... I'm waiting for an M42 mount!

  4. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    @tomas_bates Thank you for the kind reply. Now for the Petzval in other mounts, Don't just explore the idea, get working on the product, even better, on a T-mount with adapters for everything (Exacta mount is also good), and a real diaphragm, not easy to lose Waterhouse stops. I say again, PLEASE!! Herb

  5. ces1um
    ces1um ·

    Please please please make something that will work with my k mount camera! Even if I need an adapter I'm fine with that. Or how about making some adapters for your lenses?

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