Petzval lens, the vintage yet professional portrait lens is about to revive via the Kickstarter projector. If you want to capture great portrait photos, let’s go on checking the Lomography Petzval portrait lens.
This is a professional portrait lens based on Petzval lens invented by Joseph Petzval in Vienna in 1840. The new Petzval portrait lens measures 120mm x 85mm x 80mm, weights 500g, and features 4 elements in 3 groups, f/2.2 to f/16 aperture, 44mm image circle, 30-degree field of view and 1m closet focusing distance. Using the portrait lens you can bring high quality photos that features sharpness and crispness, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field. Moreover, the camera lens works well with all Nikon F & Canon EF mount SLR & DSLR cameras. After the break, check out the following demo video.
At present the team of the Lomography Petzval lens is raising fund at Kickstarter. Pledging $300 will let you own the portrait lens. If you’re interested, jump to Kickstarter official site for more details.
Update: the petzval lens has also been available at Photojojo for $599 USD.