Using the Lomography Art Lenses with Crop Sensor Cameras

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Today’s ocean of cameras is flooded with many weird and wonderful formats and features to help you get the perfect shot. However, all these different sizes, crop factors and formats can quickly become confusing! So we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about how all the Lomography Arts Lenses will look on that band new camera body!

Where Does Your Camera Fall?

Today's memory makers come in all different shapes and sizes, so we have put together this foolproof guide to help understand where you and your creative compasion stand.

35 mm / Fullframe : 1.0x Crop Factor
As the original photographic format, 35 mm serves as the benchmark for most photographic lenses. No calculations are needed — you get the real deal!
Cameras: Canon (5D Series / 1DX Series / 6D), Nikon (D5, D750, D610), Sony a7 Series, Leica (M, M-P, SL) and Pentax K-1.

APS-H : 1.3x Crop Factor
This particular format made its debut in the early 2000s — making it somewhat redundant today, as it’s not replaced by APS sensors.
Cameras: Canon 1D Series and Leica M8.

APS-C (Nikon, Sigma, Pentax) : 1.5x Crop Factor
The most popular and common modern sensor size, this format reduces form factor without sacrificing image quality.
Cameras: Nikon (D550 / D5600 / D7500), Pentax (K-3 III, KP, K2S), Sony A77-II.

APS-C (Canon) : 1.6x Crop Factor
Canons own, slightly smaller version of the APS-C sensor size.
Cameras: Canon 7D Series, 80D, 77D, M6, M50 , 1500D, 800D, 200D.

Micro 4/3 : 2.0x Crop Factor
This is used by many smaller bodies and mirrorless cameras Micro 4/3 takes and it replicates the feeling of a larger camera without its footprint.
Cameras:Panasonic (GH4, GH5, G80), Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, Olympus (OM-D E-M1, OM-D E-M10 Mark III).

Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Art Lens

The Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Art Lens is a handmade, premium lens that replicates the iconic image style of the 1984 LOMO LC-A camera with strong saturated colors and subtle vignettes. While the lens is designed for 35 mm/full-frame Leica M rangefinder cameras, it’s also compatible with mirrorless and crop sensor cameras with an adapter.

APS-H : 1.3x Crop Factor = 42 mm

APS-C (Nikon, Sigma, Pentax) : 1.5x Crop Factor = 48 mm

APS-C (Canon) : 1.6x Crop Factor = 51mm

Micro 4/3 : 2.0x Crop Factor = 64 mm

Visit the our Online Shop for more information on the Lomo LC-A MInitar-1 Art Lens.

New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Lens

On the hunt for beautiful bokeh? No problem, the new Petzval 58 mm Bokeh Control Lens maintains its unmistakable swirly bokeh look regardless of crop factor. Don’t be afraid to get up-close and personal either popular Art Lens works really well as a telephoto lens when used on micro 4/3 crop sensors like the Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850. Visit our Online Shop for more information on the New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Lens.

Left: APS-C
Right: Micro 4/3

APS-H : 1.3x Crop Factor = 75.4 mm

APS-C (Nikon, Sigma, Pentax) : 1.5x Crop Factor = 87 mm

APS-C (Canon) : 1.6x Crop Factor = 92.8 mm

Micro 4/3 : 2.0x Crop Factor = 116 mm

The New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Lens with Canon 5D (Full Frame)

Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens

The Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens takes its pictorialist attributes seriously, making itself the ideal portrait lens not only for full-frame cameras but for any crop sensor camera as well. This is because it remains within the short telephoto lens focal length specifications between 85 mm and 135 mm, no matter the crop sensor size. If you prefer close-ups and macro shots, you’ll want to pair the lens with a micro 4/3 body like Olympus PEN point-and-shoot bodies. Visit our Online Shop for more information on the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens.

APS-H : 1.3x Crop Factor = 83.2 mm

APS-C (Nikon, Sigma, Pentax) : 1.5x Crop Factor = 96 mm

APS-C (Canon) : 1.6x Crop Factor = 102.4 mm

Micro 4/3 : 2.0x Crop Factor = 128 mm

Close up 4/3 and Full Frame

Neptune Convertible Art Lens System

The beauty of the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System is the fact that it’s the whole package for every photographer. Built for full frame, this lens system easily adjusts to different crop frame formats. The Naiad Art Lens is a great ultra wide-angle lens for a camera such as Canon EOS 80D for full panoramas. It’s also perfect forsubtler wide-angle format if you want to shoot standard landscape photography with Olympus PEN series cameras. The Despina is the ideal portrait lens with Micro 4/3 crop sensors, while Thalassa remains a stable standard lens for everyday photography regardless of crop sensor size. The "Proteus"https://shop.lomography.com/en/lenses/neptune-convertible-art-lens, paired with Panasonic LUMIX series cameras, is a great lens for nature and action photography. Visit our Online Shop for more information about the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System.

APS-C or Nikon DX (Fujifilm X, Sony E, Ricoh GXR, Pentax K) crop factor: 1.5 or 1.6

APS-H : 1.3x Crop Factor
Proteus 4.0/80 Art Lens equivalent focal length = 104 mm
Despina 2.8/50 Art Lens equivalent focal length = 65 mm
Thalassa 3.5/35 Art Lens equivalent focal length = 45.5 mm
Naiad 3.8/15 Art Lens equivalent focal length = 19.5 mm

APS-C (Nikon, Sigma, Pentax) : 1.5x Crop Factor
Proteus 4.0/80 Art Lens equivalent focal length = 120 mm
Despina 2.8/50 Art Lens equivalent focal length = 75mm
Thalassa 3.5/35 Art Lens equivalent focal length = 52mm
Naiad 3.8/15 Art Lens equivalent focal length = 22mm

APS-C (Canon) : 1.6x Crop Factor
Proteus 4.0/80 Art Lens equivalent focal length = 128 mm
Despina 2.8/50 Art Lens equivalent focal length = 80 mm
Thalassa 3.5/35 Art Lens equivalent focal length = 56 mm
Naiad 3.8/15 Art Lens equivalent focal length = 24 mm

Micro 4/3 : 2.0x Crop Factor
Proteus 4.0/80 Art Lens equivalent focal length: 160 mm
Despina 2.8/50 Art Lens equivalent focal length: 100 mm
Thalassa 3.5/35 Art Lens equivalent focal length: 70 mm

Proteus and Despina Art Lens crop guide
Thalassa and Naiad Art Lens crop guide

Expand your creative gear and learn more about our Lomography Arts Lenses by visiting our dedicated microsite. You may purchase a Lomography Art Lens in the Online Shop or Gallery Stores worldwide.

2017-07-30 #gear #lomography-art-lenses

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  1. steamtug1959
    steamtug1959 ·

    Sehr interessanter Artikel !!! Ralph

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