Lomopedia: Despina 2.8/50mm Art Lens

2017-05-16

Looking for a go-to lens for everyday photo walks can be a bit disorienting but the Despina 2.8/50mm Art Lens makes it a breeze. This 2nd member of the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System brings users sharpness and remarkable image quality when it comes to portrait and fashion photography.

Clean cut and crisp images are what fashion photographs are all about. Viewers need to see every fine detail so Lomography came up with a lens that can do exactly just that. The Despina Art Lens has a wide aperture at f/2.8 that can create clear images even when shot wide open. Its 50mm focal length makes portraits fun and exciting -- just a small tweak of the focus and users can create remarkable bokeh effects in the background. What's also nice about the focal length is its natural rendering of objects. This, in turn, results in a more realistic view for both photographer and audience.

One of the main selling points of the Despina is its size and weight. Compact, lightweight, and totally discreet, it’s an easy prime lens to shoot with. It attaches smoothly with the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System rear element. The whole art lens system is compatible with a host of cameras using the Canon EF, Nikon F, and Pentax K mounts so users can attach to their digital and analogue cameras without feeling sluggish and cumbersome. This is particularly a good thing when shooting on a daily basis. Fatigue is lessened to maintain sharp photographs even when shooting in a quick manner.

Despina 2.8/50mm Art Lens Technical Specifications:

Lens Mounting Profile: Canon EF, Nikon F or Pentax K mount (Bayonet mount)
Focal Length: 50mm
Aperture: f/2.8 dual aperture system
Multi-scaled diaphragm aperture: 50mm: f/2.8 - f/22 (the apertures are located in the lens system's rear element)
Field of View: 46°
Filter Thread: 52mm
Closest Distance: 0.40m
Lens Coating: Multi-coating, 4 elements in 4 groups
Lens Body: Aluminum

Take a look at some photos taken with the Despina 2.8/50mm:

Photos by Harimao Lee, Lorenzo Scudiero, Camera Hannah and Kurt Prinz

We’re back on Kickstarter with the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System — ensuring you have everything you need for any photographic opportunity. With three interchangeable front lenses with fixed focal lengths of 35mm, 50mm or 80mm, be prepared for any shooting situation with just one lens system. Including six special aperture plates that create beautiful and delicate bokeh, create stunning images with endless creative combinations. Inspired by Charles Chevalier’s original invention and reimagined with a smooth and sleek design, this multi-coated lens is an ideal option for beginners and professionals alike whether you shoot analogue or digital.

Back us on Kickstarter now to save up to 45 percent on a Neptune Convertible Art Lens System and a range of exclusive extras!

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