Lomography Petzval 85mm f2.2 Canon EF Fit Lens

Lomography Petzval 85mm f2.2 Canon EF Fit Lens
Lomography Petzval 85mm f2.2 Canon EF Fit LensLomography Petzval 85mm f2.2 Canon EF Fit LensLomography Petzval 85mm f2.2 Canon EF Fit Lens

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* Focal length: 85mm
* Maximum aperture: f/2.2
* Apertures: Waterhouse aperture set, up to F/16
* Image circle: 44mm
* Field of view: 28 degrees
* Filter thread: 58mm
* Manual focus and exposure
* Closest focusing distance: 1m
* Focussing Mechanism: Gear rack focusing
* 7 Standard aperture plates included
* Cleaning cloth, Leather pouch, Brass lens cap

Photos shot with a new Petzval lenses are immediately recognizable for their super-sharp focus areas and wonderful swirly bokeh effect.

Manufactured in Russia by Zenit, they are a 21st Century take on a very popular original that offers superb portrait taking possibilities. With its unusual brass finish, this lens is available in Canon EF and Nikon F mount and because of its manual operation is suitable for both film and digital SLR cameras.

With extreme sharpness in the centre, vivid colour saturation, narrow depth of field, artful vignetting and dreamy bokeh backgrounds once you've taken pictures with a Petzval you'll know how exceptional it is.

Full tips on how to get your shots with stunning out-of-focus areas are available from the Lomography website with examples in the Petzval book include. Petzval can be used for photo or video use.
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.


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.
All returns for purchased items are covered in our Customer Service section below under the sub-headings of Cancellation, Replacement and Terms and Conditions. Our returns policy is fully compliant with UK Online and Consumer Contracts Regulations (updated October 2015).
Most orders incur a total order delivery charge of £7.99 including VAT for mainland UK delivery. All goods are shipped by courier services. The companies we use are DPD or UK Mail and parcels are delivered in 48 hours or sooner from date of despatch. Exceptions to this, including lower delivery charges, can be found in the Information section for Delivery at the bottom this page.
Product Features
Canon fit Telephoto lens Prime lens
  • Camera fit: Canon fit
  • Focal Range: Telephoto lens
  • Lens Types: Prime lens
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