175 Years of Petzval Legacy Competition Winners

2016-06-24 11

Last year, we celebrated the 175th anniversary of the legendary Petzval with a grand competition featuring photographs taken with Lomography’s rendition of this revolutionary optics: the New Petzval 85 Art Lens. We received almost 600 show-stopping entries, which went under the keen scrutiny of a panel from Lomography and guest judges Geoffrey Berliner, executive director of Penumbra Foundation, Chris Pollard, Matthieu Soudet, and Issa Ng.

Choosing the top photos was a tough call given the variety of techniques and creative twists the participants used to highlight the lens’ signature swirl. And after a long deliberation, here are the winning Petzval masterpieces.


First Place:

Credits: nathalierichard

For bagging our top prize, @nathalierichard will receive New Petzval 58 Art Lens and a voucher worth 800 EUR for the Lomography online shop. As a bonus prize*, she will also be featured in Milk Magazine, a weekly youth magazine in Hong Kong.


Second Place:

Credits: jasonmoore

@jasonmoore wins a voucher worth 600 EUR for the Lomography online shop.


Third Place:

Credits: ssaii

A voucher worth 300 EUR for the Lomography online shop will go to lomographer @ssaii.


Seven Runners-up:

Credits: ieatlenses, fafascinado, martinvev, filthyfingers, aymansanliturk, zkaz & aurel04

Our lucky runners-up will get a voucher worth 100 EUR for Lomography online shop.


Congratulations to our winners and thank you to everyone who participated in this competition! Swing by the Competitions section for a chance to win piggies and other exciting prizes.

*Recipients of the other two bonus prizes will be announced soon. Stay tuned for it!

written by Lomography on 2016-06-24 #petzval-lens #petzval #new-petzval-58 #new-petzval-85

Mentioned Product

New Petzval 85 Art Lens

New Petzval 85 Art Lens

Photos shot with a New Petzval 85mm lens are immediately recognizable for their super-sharp focus areas and wonderful swirly bokeh effect.

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11 Comments

  1. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    digital attack

  2. fafascinado
    fafascinado ·

    Yay! Thank you so much!! Congratulations to the winners and the other runners-up! :)

  3. pearlgirl77
    pearlgirl77 ·

    @hervinsyah yes.. I See only digital pictures.. Really sad

  4. pearlgirl77
    pearlgirl77 ·

    @hervinsyah okay.. One anlogue picture.. Without ans Petzvallook.. Haha...

  5. candeeland
    candeeland ·

    :(

  6. troch
    troch ·

    :(

  7. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    @pearlgirl77 =(

  8. sandravo
    sandravo ·

    Yep, future is analogue already! 🙄 This is why I stopped writing articles and am no longer posting any of my film photos to the site. Sad days.

  9. sobetion
    sobetion ·

    congrats and nice works all :)

  10. swoononeone
    swoononeone ·

    Congratulations to the winners.

  11. emkei
    emkei ·

    the future is digital here... so sad

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