I’ve recently just received news on a new art lens available now for regular purchase after a successful Kickstarter campaign (more than 2000 backers!) awhile back. So if you missed it now’s your chance to grab one! If your pocket is deep enough of course.
Featuring the Daguerreotype Achromat 64mm f2.9 lens, quite a mouthful of a name there. Its based on possibly the first ever lens design by Daguerre and Chevalier, when cameras were just a wooden box with holes.
This art lens is called such because of the ethereal quality it exhibits in the photos through this lens, yet keeps the sharpness of your subjects crisp. The images will look as though a veil of mystery has shrouded over it, or rather, around your subject which remains in focus. Honestly, the lens itself is an art, the uninformed would thought you’ve just fitted a tin can onto your camera, but people in the know, like me, truly appreciates the aesthetics of the lens body, and the images it creates.
It uses what they called a ‘Waterhouse Aperture Plate’ system, you basically slide the plates into the designated slit on the lens and they will serve as your aperture blades. Check out the whacky shapes they’re in, Those shapes are the reason you get to make special effects like soft glowing images and interesting bokeh. Its experimentation is all the fun.
Words are cheap, check out the sample photos below, credits as stated below the images.
Focal Length: 64mm ·Maximum Aperture: f/2.9 · Apertures: Waterhouse aperture stops, up to f/16 · Lens Mounting Profile: Canon EF, Nikon F and Pentax K* · Closest Focusing Distance: 0.5m · Focusing Mechanism: helicoid · Image circle: 44mm · Field of view: 37 degrees · Filter Thread: 40.5mm · Electronic Contacts: No · Lens Construction: 2 elements in 1 group *Compatible also with a large range of other cameras using adapter mounts
Get them while stocks last people! from the below links. Don’t say I bojio!
Lomography Online Shop Link:
Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens Microsite: