After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Lomography’s Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art lens is now available for purchase.


The Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art lens will be offered in a brass or black finish. (Source: Lomography.)

Designed and handcrafted in a small factory, the Daguerreotype Achromat is directly inspired by the world’s first photographic optic lens but is adapted for use by present-day photographers and cinematographers. It is available in Canon EF, Nikon F or Pentax K SLR mounts, and compatible with popular adapter mounts.  The lens has a focal length equivalent to 64mm in 35mm format and is supplied with a set of drop-in Waterhouse aperture stops ranging from f/2.9 to f/16. Its optical design comprises two elements in a single group. with a minimum focus of 50 cm. Full details are available at

The lens is priced at US$499 (~AU$677.30) It can be purchased directly from