Lomography has revived a lens design from the early days of photography via a new Kickstarter project that ends in 33 days.


The new Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens. (Source: Lomography.)  

The new Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens harks back to a 19th century design created by Louis Daguerre and Charles Chevalier. To meet the needs of today’s photographers, it is being produced in Canon EF or Nikon F SLR mounts but will be compatible with other cameras when used with adapter mounts. The lens will be available in a sleek brass or glossy black finish. The Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens has a focal length of 64 mm, apertures ranging from f/2.9 to f/16. The lens’s optical construction has been redesigned to allow both ethereal soft focus from apertures below f/4, or razor-sharp results with deep contrasts from f/5.6 onwards, with depth of field controlled via a series of bundled Waterhouse aperture plates.


The Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens, shown with the bundled Waterhouse aperture plates. (Source: Lomography.)

For more information and to back this project, visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lomography/the-lomography-daguerreotype-achromat-29-64-art-le.