Lo­mog­ra­phy looks to his­tory with an arty new op­tic

Digital Photo (UK) - - GEAR -

If you’re look­ing for a lens with a dif­fer­ence you’ll be pleased to hear that, af­ter a suc­cess­ful Kick­starter cam­paign, Lo­mog­ra­phy has launched the Da­guerreo­type Achro­mat 2.9/64 art lens.

This is an op­tic that has its roots steeped in his­tory. It shares the char­ac­ter­is­tics of an op­ti­cal de­sign from 1839 by Da­guerre and Che­va­lier which was, in fact, one of the first-ever mod­ern lens de­signs. The lens has a max­i­mum aper­ture of f/2.9, which helps cre­ate ethe­real bokeh that’s per­fect for por­traits and fine-art still-lifes.

Fo­cus on the lens is man­ual and, as the name sug­gest, it has a fo­cal length of 64mm, which on a full-frame cam­era body gives an op­ti­cal per­spec­tive that is sim­i­lar to what the hu­man eye sees.

Avail­able to fit Canon EF, Nikon F and Pen­tax K mounts, the op­tic will also work with lens adapters so it can be used on Sony Al­pha cam­eras, and Mi­cro Four Thirds CSCS. The lens is avail­able in a brass or plain black fin­ish and has a fil­ter thread of 40.5mm.

Avail­able to buy now, the Da­guerreo­type Achro­mat 2.9/64 art lens is priced at £399. www.lo­mog­ra­phy.com

With man­ual fo­cus and a f/2.9 aper­ture, this cre­ative lens pro­duces ethe­real bokeh.

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