Petzval (D)SLR lens from the Lomographic Society

Petzval lens isometric view
Petzval lens isometric view

The Lomographic Society and Zenit have teamed up to present a gorgeous new accessory for your photography. The Petzval lens is a redesigned version of the original Petzval from 1840. It’s a beautiful brass tube with modern lens elements and a mount to fit Nikon F and Canon EF SLR and DSLR. No communication is made from lens to camera and even the aperture uses the old Waterhouse system.

It looks a little weird on the end of a DSLR, but isn’t that what steampunk is all about? Not to mention that the actual development of this lens is steampunk essence in itself. The designs come from a Victorian lens with modern lens technology in an old fashioned design.

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Olympus treat press to a steampunk shoot

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Olympus can pretty much be held responsible for the surge in vintage looking digital cameras after they revived the PEN in a digital form back in 2009. Since then, they’ve overseen the popular rise of the digital OM series as well. Recently, they released the OM-D E-M5 II and they provided a wonderful backdrop for a shoot. Continue reading “Olympus treat press to a steampunk shoot”