Published March 5th 2014

Petzval

A really peculiar lens with a very attractive appearance and a very different optical and mechanical construction. Haven't quite gotten the very pronounced and characteristic bokeh effect from it yet, but I'm working on it and love the feel and look of the brass lens.

Manufacturer: 
Other
Precise name: 
Lomography x Zenit New Petzval 85mm Art Lens
Type: 
Telephoto
Special purpose
Mount: 
Nikon
FF/DX: 
FF
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Why: 

I'm all for odd lenses and love the peculiar. When the Petzval was announced on Kickstarter I was all in. And it wasn't even that expensive.

Year acquired: 
In archive: 
70 images
Still have: 
Yes