The New Lomography Petzval 58mm Lens has Bokeh Control


Lomography already has a Petzval lens designed specifically for portraiture at 85mm, but this time around they’re designing one with a closer to normal field of view. Today, the company is introducing the Lomography Petzval 58mm lens, and they’re kicking it off with a Kickstarter.

For those of you not in the know, the Petzval lens was so hot not only because of the beautiful swirly bokeh, but also for the excellent colors. In fact, it has some of the best colors that we’ve seen.

With a minimum aperture at f1.9, the lens also has a special new feature called the Bokeh Control Ring. This allows you to change the type of bokeh that you get from the image. It uses the Waterhouse aperture system which requires you to literally put the aperture key into the lens via a slot. You’ll get a bunch of these keys to go down to f16.

The lens is available in Canon EF or Nikon F mounts in either brass or a black finish. More info and images can be found below or on the company’s Microsite.

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