Some of the best colors we’ve seen from a lens.—Phoblographer
The Petzval Lens creates shots whose look is almost impossible to replicate with digital tools.—Wall Street Journal
Different from any other modern lens you’re going to find.—PCMag
You are also getting a piece of art in the lens itself, which is a huge conversation starter.—Steve Huff
Now, the retro-fanatics at Lomography have reengineered the lens from the ground up for today's Canon and Nikon cameras. And the photos are incredible.—Gizmodo
- Rebirth of a Legend: The Lomography New Petzval 85 Art Lens is a reinvention of the legendary Petzval Lens first conceived of in Vienna, Austria in 1840. This new lens allows both photographers and filmmakers to create unique images and videos.
- Premium Optics: The New Petzval 85 Art Lens is crafted in brass and features premium glass optics. It is manufactured in Russia by renowned lens design company, Zenit.
- Lens Compatibility: This lens is compatible with all Canon EF and Nikon F mount analogue and digital cameras.
- Perfect Portraits: Photos shot with the Petzval Lens have a unique appeal because of its sharpness in the center, narrow depth of field and swirly bokeh effect. This lens is perfect for portrait photography because it keeps your subject the center of attention.
A Very Special Portrait Lens
Manufactured in Russia by Zenit, the Lomography New Petzval 85 Art Lens is a stunning reinvention of one of the greatest lenses of all time. Each lens is crafted from brass and features high-quality glass optics that produce 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’s photographic look with Canon EF or Nikon F mount analogue and digital cameras. The lens offers both photographers and filmmakers the chance to shoot truly unique photographs and videos.
Special Lens Design
Most modern lenses are designed to minimize field curvature, so you’ll have the whole image in focus. However, 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. Next, there is progressive vignetting towards the non-focused areas, which helps draw the viewer’s attention to the crisp and focused area of the photograph, making it perfect for portraits where you want your subject to be in the center of attention.
- New Petzval 85 Art Lens Black Canon EF Mount
- Petzval Book
- 7 Standard Aperture Plates
- Cleaning Cloth
- Leather Pouch
- Black Lens Cap
|Lens Mount||attribute_value_Canon EF|
|Available Apertures||Waterhouse System - f/2.2, f/2.8, f/4, f/5.6, f/8, f/11, f/16|
|Focal Length||85 mm|
|Filter Thread||58 mm|