I participated in the Kickstarter campaign and purchased my very own new Petzval lens. I can’t wait to use with with my digital camera to experience its wonderful bokeh effect. I also wanted to try its effects when using a film camera but the lens has an EF mount. I didn’t have a Canon camera. See what I did with it after the jump.
Luckily, I found a Leica M adapter ring for EF cameras that just fits in my Leica M3 body. Here are the steps that you can also follow when you get the opportunity to use the *Petzval Lens* with the Leica M3.
The Petzval Lens
1.Use a rope or tape measure for measuring distance. The Leica M3 viewfinder and lens are separate, unlike a Canon or Nikon DSLR that directly sees the subject as well as the focus, so you need to find a rope tied to the body to measure the standard distance. This then corresponds to the focus on the Petzval Lens’ graduation.
For example, in order to focus one meter in length, the subject needs to be at the end of the measuring tape that leads to the lens.
2. Use a tripod for support when shooting to stabilize the camera. Make sure you have good exposure when dealing with the different aperture blades and then you can press the shutter !
Using the Petzval Lens with Leica M3 to focus is not easy. Snapping a photo needs some time to measure a good distance before hitting the shutter. This process also allows me to re-experience the atmosphere of 19th century photographers – personally, a timeless beauty in classical photography.
Lomography welcomes another classic gear to its Art Lens lineup. The rebooted Jupiter 3+ is now compatible with mirrorless digital cameras, all Leica L39, and Leica M mount range-finders. Get expert focusing or some bokeh furnishes—let your mood take you. As for the technical nitty-gritty, a comprehensive microsite awaits.
The "Be An Explorer" campaign was launched last week. Apart from the 80-metre long LomoWall outdoors, there is also a Lomo'Instant Wide and Petzval Photo Booth, allowing you to experience the instant photo and the classic bokeh effect of the lens. Let us see what happened!
We constantly search far and wide, meticulously seek out, hunt down, and hand-pick some of the most experimental and alternative gear out there - and we've now gathered them all in one easy to browse shop category, ready for the picking! In the Lomo-Bazaar, you canalso be part of our process of collecting fresh new products, rare treasures, and crowd-funded creations to sell on the shop - after all, they’re all for you! Get in touch with us to share your suggestions for amazing gear - go on, we’re all ears!
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This article is dedicated to one of the finest British sport photographers, Monte Fresco. In his 30 years of reportage for the Daily Mirror, he took some of the most iconic photographs in sporting history. He covered football, tennis, and boxing. But it is his ice skating pictures that I am most fascinated with. Using my own lens, I give him a modern tribute.
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