Lomography Petzval Portrait Lens: Back To The Photography Future

In the 1800s, the Petzval lens (created by Vienna’s Joseph Petzval) was more popular than nachos—easy to do since nachos were invented in 1943. But no, the Petzval lens was really renowned for its clarity, color saturation, and narrow depth of field. Now the legendary lens is back to the future, ready to attach itself to your Nikon F & Canon EF Mount Analog & Digital SLR cameras. The Lomography Petzval Portrait Lens ($300) is crafted from brass just as the original was, and its Russian-made construction probably means it can handle a winter in Siberia.

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