Lomography Petzval 58mm f1.9 Canon EF Fit Lens

Lomography Petzval 58mm f1.9 Canon EF Fit Lens
Lomography Petzval 58mm f1.9 Canon EF Fit LensLomography Petzval 58mm f1.9 Canon EF Fit LensLomography Petzval 58mm f1.9 Canon EF Fit LensLomography Petzval 58mm f1.9 Canon EF Fit LensLomography Petzval 58mm f1.9 Canon EF Fit Lens

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Russian optics with an unprecedented Bokeh Control Ring

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Description
Features:

* Focal Length: 58mm
* Aperture: Waterhouse aperture stops, f/1.9, f/2.8, f/4, f/5.6, f/8, f/11, f/16
* Image Circle: 44mm
* Field of View: 41 degrees
* Optical Construction: 4 lens elements in 3 groups
* Lens Mounting Profile: Canon EF/Nikon F
* Electronic Contacts: No
* Closest Focusing Distance: 0.6m
* Focusing Mechanism: Gear Rack Focusing
* Filter Thread: 52mm
* Bokeh Control Levels: 1 (minimum swirl) to 7 (maximum swirl)

After Joseph Petzval introduced his iconic lens in 1840, portrait photography flourished. Now, 175 years later, it?s your turn to explore these first footsteps of photography with a handcrafted lens combining historical design and modern, yet original, Russian optics.

Lomography has taken the best features of the New Petzval Art Lens to the next level: The New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens comes with an unprecedented Bokeh Control Ring paired with a versatile 58mm focal length. Together with an f/1.9 maximum aperture, these traits will let you explore new photographic paths. For the first time ever, you have total freedom over the blurred areas in your pictures thanks to the Bokeh Control Ring that lets you determine the strength of the Petzval?s swirly bokeh.

Boasting a solid satin-finished brass body, the New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens is great for all different types of photography. From captivating portraits and busy streets scenes, to impressive architecture and wide landscapes, every image showcases harmonic color saturation and fine contrasts.

Just like its predecessor?the New Petzval 85 Art Lens, the New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens features a classic gear rack focusing mechanism and Waterhouse aperture plates for a truly 19th century-like photographic experience.

Look back to the future and bokeh like a boss?get your New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens today!

Compatibility

The New Petzval 58 Art Lens comes available with Canon EF and Nikon F mounts, which means it?s immediately compatible with a whole host of analogue and digital cameras. You can also pair the New Petzval 58 Art Lens with many other analogue and digital cameras, like the Sony A7 for instance, by using adapters which can be purchased separately.

What is Bokeh Control?

In the past, the Petzval?s swirly bokeh effect has always been strongly dependent on factors such as the types of backgrounds you shoot against and the distance between you and your subject.
With the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Ring, you can now achieve purely sublime swirl in all kinds of environments and shooting conditions:

The Bokeh Control Ring is located on top of the lens and can be adjusted between levels 1 and 7. Simply by moving this ring, you can change the amount of swirl you get in your Petzval shots. For a subtle swirly bokeh effect, turn the ring to Level 1.

But if you want to achieve a more powerful swirly bokeh effect than you?ve ever known before, turn it to Level 7 and watch the world transform right in front of your eyes. The way the Bokeh Control Ring works is deceptively straightforward.

By changing the level, you are adjusting the distance between the lens elements and this then affects the strength of the swirly bokeh you get.

Package includes

New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens Brass
Standard Waterhouse aperture plates
Front and rear lens cap
Leather Pouch
Photo and manual book
Instruction manual

Manufacturer’s Description
A Very Special Portrait Lens

The Lomography x Zenit Petzval Lens is a stunning reinvention of one of the first and greatest lenses of all time. Manufactured in Russia by Zenit, each lens is crafted from brass and features high-quality glass optics. The lens produces images with extreme sharpness, strong color saturation, artful vignetting and absolutely beautiful swirly bokeh backgrounds. For the first time ever, you can easily get the Petzval photographic look with Canon EF and Nikon F mount analogue and digital cameras. It is compatible with all Canon EF and Nikon F mount analogue and digital cameras and offers both photographers and filmmakers the chance to shoot truly unique photographs and videos. The production of the New Petzval Art Lens was made possible with the support of over 3000 Kickstarter backers. It also became one of the most successful Kickstarter design projects ever in only 30 days.

High Quality Glass Optics, Manufactured In Russia

Each New Petzval lens is crafted from brass (just like the original Petzval lens) and features premium glass optics. Together with Lomography, the lenses have been designed and constructed by a team of optics specialists at the Zenit factory in Russia. Zenit are master lens manufacturers and have the skill to build the Petzval lens for use with today's SLR cameras.

Special Lens Design

Most modern lenses are designed to minimize field curvature, so you'll have the whole image in focus. But the Petzval lens design gives its photos a totally different optical effect. You'll get an area which is very sharp at the focus of the photograph over a narrow field. There is then progressive vignetting towards the non-focused areas; this helps draw the viewer's attention to the crisp and focused area of the photograph.

Unique Images

Characteristic photos shot with the Petzval lens are recognizable for their sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field. Because of the characteristic swirly bokeh effect that it produces, the New Petzval Lens is perfect for portraits where you want your subject to be the center of attention. The New Petzval Lens features premium glass optics and is manufactured in Russia by Zenit, a company with a long and distinguished history in lens design.

Please note when ordering The Petzval Lens

Piggy Points and additional discounts cannot be applied for Petzval purchases.
The Petzval Special Aperture Plates were a special treat for our Kickstarter Backers and Pre-order customers. They are no longer included in the Petzval Lens packages we?ve made them available separately. Simply add them to your cart for advanced bokeh fun with your new Petzval Lens. You can choose from four different shapes to add in your Bokeh shots. Plate shapes includes a teardrop, star, honeycomb and a protective plate.


FAQs

I have both a Canon EF and Nikon F camera. Will my lens work with both?

Unfortunately each Petzval lens is designed with either a Canon or Nikon mount, so your lens will not automatically work with both. It is possible to get an adaptor which makes it possible to shoot with a Nikon lens on a Canon camera body (but not an adaptor from Canon lens to Nikon body, since the flange distance is longer for Nikon than Canon).
We would however strongly advise against using such adaptors with the Petzval lens since each lens is precisely calibrated using a collimator for perfect infinite focusing in our production factory. We cannot accept any responsibility for damage to your camera or lens caused by using such an adaptor.

My DSLR isn't a full frame image sensor. What difference will this make to my Petzval photos?

The Lomography Petzval Portrait Lens is totally compatible with cameras without a full frame sensor. However, on cameras with a smaller image sensor there will be a crop factor so you so you may notice a lesser effect than with a full frame sensor camera. On a crop-sensor camera, the sensor is smaller; so you effectively get a crop of the image you would have got from a full-frame sensor camera.

Are the Petzval Lenses coated and is the lens waterproof/weatherproof?

All Petzval lens elements are multi-coated in a special formula to protect them. However, we cannot disclose the full details of the materials due to industry standards.
Like most manual lenses, the Petzval is not weather/waterproof. However, to prevent dust particles getting into the aperture slots, there is a lining material to cover the Waterhouse aperture slots. The Lens also comes with a special 'blank' aperture ring which can be inserted to cover the aperture slot when the lens is not in use.
The lens can also be taken apart to clean inside if any dust happens to get in; however, we recommend that this type of lens cleaning is only done by a qualified lens technician to avoid damage to your wonderful lens.
Returns
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Delivery
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Product Features
Canon fit Normal focal range Prime lens
  • Camera fit: Canon fit
  • Focal Range: Normal focal range
  • Lens Types: Prime lens
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