These Lomography Petzval Lenses are insane has started a Kickstarter campaign to deliver a new lens to celebrate 180 years of portrait photography.

The lens in question is the Petzval 80.5 mm f/1.9 MKII Art Lens compatible with Canon EF, Nikon F (d)SLRs producing some serious bokeh. Also available is an Advanced Bokeh Control Edition in black anodized aluminum, featuring a Bokeh Control ring. 

Photo by: Sunsern Poontavee via

The Petzval lens produces a swirly bokeh effect when shot wide open, and when using smaller apertures produces extreme sharpness.

From top left, photos by: Lanna Apisukh, Sunsern Poontavee, Marcus Russell Price via

The helicoid focusing mechanism and stopless aperture diaphragm allows focusing and f-stop changes while the camera is rolling.

The Petzval 80.5 mm f/1.9 MKII Art Lens will be available in three finishes: brass satin, black painted brass, and black anodized aluminum.

Visit the Lomography Kickstarter page

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