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Lomography’s New Petzval 80.5 mm f/1.9 MKII SLR Art Lens Launches on Kickstarter.

- 4 years ago

Lomography, proud manufacturers of ludicrously lo-fi camera kit, has announced the launch of their New Petzval 80.5 mm f/1.9 MKII SLR Art Lens on Kickstarter. 

Lomography Petzval 80.5 mm f/1.9 MKII SLR Art Lens

Having kicked off their mission to enhance the legacy of Joseph Petzval back in 2013, Lomo hasn’t put their foot on the brakes since. The New Petzval 80.5 MKII has been designed for modern photographers and videographers alike. Those in need of both flexibility and creativity. The lens, which is available in Nikon F and Canon EF mount options, comes in three striking finishes including brass satin, black painted brass and black anodized aluminium. An Advanced Bokeh Control Edition will also be released in black anodized aluminium, which features a dedicated Bokeh Control ring.

New Petzval 80.5 MKII Black Anodized Aluminum with camera

Pricing and availability

The New Petzval 80.5 MKII is available now on Kickstarter.

Delivery will begin in June 2020. It’s on Kickstarter now priced [from] $290 ahead of the launch/estimated retail price, which will be [from] $449 

Watch the intro video below – as showing on Kickstarter

About the author

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Simon Skinner

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.