Lomography announce the launch of our New Petzval 80.5 mm f/1.9 MKII SLR Art Lens on Kickstarter. The brand started the mission to enhance the legacy of Joseph Petzval in 2013 and haven’t stopped since then. The New Petzval 80.5 MKII is designed for modern photographers and videographers in need of creativity, but also flexibility. The lens – available in Nikon F and Canon EF mounts – comes in three finishes including brass satin, black painted brass and black anodized aluminum. An Advanced Bokeh Control Edition will also be released in black anodized aluminum, featuring a dedicated Bokeh Control ring.
The New Petzval 80.5 MKII is now available on Kickstarter with a one-time offer of 35% discount on retail price during the first 24 hours. Delivery will start in June 2020.
Now on Kickstarter from 290 USD Estimated Retail Price: From 449 USD https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lomography/petzval-80-slr-art-lens
A 19th Century Aesthetic: A (d)SLR lens that celebrates the 180th anniversary of Joseph Petzval’s historical first portrait lens, optimized for still and motion photography.
A Filmmaker's Dream: The New Petzval 80.5 MKII Art Lens sports a helicoid focusing mechanism and stopless aperture diaphragm, that enables you to focus and f-stop, whilst the camera is rolling.
A Watercolor Bokeh: The unique Petzval optic design renders photos with a totally different optical effect. It provides velvety watercolor Bokeh when shot wide open. When stopped down to smaller apertures, the lens displays extreme sharpness across the frame.
Seven Levels of Swirl: The Petzval 80.5 mm f/1.9 MKII will also be available in an Advanced Bokeh Control Edition. This edition features a Bokeh Control ring, allowing you to adjust the amount of swirl over 7 levels, for even greater experimentation.
A Dual Aperture System: The New Petzval 80.5 MKII Art Lens features a stopless aperture diaphragm and a Waterhouse Aperture System for endless creativity. Through the insertion of special aperture plates of different shapes, you have the ability to produce rich and patterned backgrounds.
The campaign on Kickstarter is available HERE.