It's our popular reinvention of Charles Chevalier’s 19th century optical design as you’ve never seen it before! With all the dreamy effects you love wrapped in a limited edition gold-plated design, our latest Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens is sure to stand out from the crowd.
Practical photography was invented in 1839 with the combination of a Chevalier Achromat lens attached to a Daguerreotype camera. The Chevalier lens bathed images in an alluring veil of light and created hazy, soft pictures. Our Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens is a modern reinvention of this lost aesthetic. Photographers and videographers can delve into an extensive variation of moods and special effects. Shoot silky, soft-focus images at f/2.9, and crisp, sharp shots from f/5.6 onwards — all at a fixed focal length of 64 mm.
Fitted with a unique Waterhouse Aperture system, our Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lenses let you adjust to varying depths of field to create gorgeous bokeh. In addition to the standard aperture plates, you can slot in any one of the included Lumière and Aquarelle aperture plates to layer up beautiful backdrops with textured, painterly bokeh rarely achieved in photography. This gold-plated edition even comes with a set of limited edition gold-plated aperture plates that can be used to create incredible Lomographic lens flares, or simply kept as a unique collectable photography accessory.
Condensed into bold brass and coated in gold plate, this limited edition Art Lens looks impressive on analogue and digital cameras. It works with Canon EF and Nikon F mounts, and is compatible with a wide range of other cameras using adapters available in our Online Shop. Revive the ethereal aesthetics of the world’s first photographic optic lens and preorder your Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens Brass, Gold Plated today!