Lomography looks to history with an arty new optic
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.