THE PETZVAL 85 ART LENS
We were recently contacted by Lomography UK to see if we would be interested in experimenting with their relatively new/vintage designed Petzval Lens in order to produce a short film to include in their magazine blog.
The Lomography Petzval Art Lens is a reinvention of the original Petzval which was first conceived in Vienna, Austria, in 1840.
Lomography’s version of the lens has been redesigned to be compatible with most DSLR cameras, such as the Canon 5D. The lens is traditionally used as a portrait lens as it creates a unique bokeh effect with vignettes and narrow depth of field.
We agreed to the challenge and were intrigued to see how we could experiment with the lens in order to produce a short film which could be shared socially on their online magazine.
The film we shot focussed on the London Eye’s structure and views across the city.
The original article can be viewed here: lomography article