A Legendary 19th Century Lens. Reinvented For Use With All Nikon F & Canon EF Mount Analog & Digital SLR Cameras that pledged $1,396,149 on kickstarter. To find out more about the Petzval Lens, head to the Petzval Lens Microsite. If you would like to hear when the Petzval Lens becomes available from the Lomography Online Shop, please add your email address to our Google Form.

The Petzval Portrait Lens

In the 19th Century, the vast majority of photos were shot with the extremely popular Petzval lens. The lens was invented by Joseph Petzval in Vienna in 1840 and had a huge impact on the development of photography. Photos shot with a Petzval lens are immediately recognizable for their sharpness and crispness, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field. The totally distinctive look of Petzval photos is all about the fantastic lens design that gives you the satisfaction of the instant optic experience that goes far beyond using photo editing software and filters. Read More

Some Example Shots