Lomography has announced its newest product, the Petzval portrait lens. Designed for Canon and Nikon SLR cameras, this 85mm f/2.2 lens has an angle of view of 30 degrees, close-focus distance of 1m, a 67mm filter thread, multi-coated lens elements – and a totally unique bokeh that is said to be “impossible to reproduce with any filters or computer programs”. The recreation of the original Petzval lens – which was invented in 1840 by the Hungarian engineer and mathematician József Petzvál – is funded through a Kickstarter project. Those who donate $300 or more Continue reading
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Nikon and Nikkor are registered trade marks of Nikon Corporation. In April 1946 the name Nikon was derived from the company’s name NIpponKOgakuN. Nikkor was used since 1932 for its lenses.