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New Limited Edition Gold Plated Art Lens Announced by Lomography

Simon Skinner - 2 years ago

Lomography has announced a brand new, limited edition art lens to its range; the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens in brass and with a gold plated finish

Lomography’s reinvention of Charles Chevalier’s 19th-century optical design is a powerful tool for modern-day photographers and cinematographers, and this limited edition Art Lens allows you to easily switch between crisp sharpness and silky soft focus.

Practical photography was invented in 1839 with the combination of a Chevalier Achromat lens attached to a Daguerreotype camera. The Chevalier lens immersed images in an alluring veil of light and created hazy, soft images. Lomography’s Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens is a modern reinvention of this lost aesthetic.

New Limited Edition Gold Plated Art Lens Announced by Lomography

Using the lens, you can create beautiful bokeh effects with a set of custom-made aperture plates, and produce striking lens flares with a set of additional gold aperture plates.

Designed and handcrafted in a small facility, Lomography’s collection of Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lenses are available in Canon EF and Nikon F, although they can easily be modified to fit many other cameras, using adapters, such as the excellent solutions from MTF.

New Limited Edition Gold Plated Art Lens Announced by Lomography

Technical info

  • Focal Length: 64mm
  • Maximum Aperture: f/2.9
  • Apertures: Waterhouse aperture stops, up to f/16
  • Lens Mounting Profile: Canon EF, Nikon F
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 0.5m
  • Focusing Mechanism: helicoid
  • Image circle: 44mm
  • Field of view: 37 degrees
  • Filter Thread: 40.5mm
  • Electronic Contacts: No
  • Lens Construction: 2 elements in 1 group

Pricing and availability

The new Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens in brass and with a gold plated finish is available now at £479

Take a look at this short film from Lomography, which shows the new lens mounted on various camera bodies:

About the author

Read New Limited Edition Gold Plated Art Lens Announced by Lomography

Simon Skinner

Co-founder // Editor

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.