Wednesday Wishlist: The New Petzval Lens

 

By / / Thanks to Kickstarter, the legendary 19th-century lens has been reengineered for the 21st century by Lomography and Zenit. The Petzval lens, invented by Joseph Petzval in Vienna in 1840, transformed photography of that era. Photographs shot with this lens are immediately recognizable: artful vignettes with saturated color and a luminous “bokeh” effect, far beyond what photo-editing software and filters are capable of creating. You can find out more about the New Petzval Lens here. Too bad this is probably not gonna be on sale for Black Friday anywhere… Via