Lomography has released the Petzval 55mm f/1.7, the first Petzval Art lens designed specifically for Canon, Nikon and Sony ‘full-frame’ mirrorless cameras.
The brass version of the Lomography Petzval 55mm f/1.7 Art lens. (Source: Lomography.)
Available in satin finished or black painted brass or in black anodised aluminium, it comes with mounts for Sony E, Canon RF and Nikon Z cameras. It features a smooth focus bokeh control ring and a dual aperture system with an eight-bladed stopless iris diaphragm plus drop-in aperture plates that use the Waterhouse Aperture System. The aperture plates, which are supplied with the lens, enable users to experiment with different shapes of bokeh to expand the range of creative options available.
The Petzval 55 mm f/1.7 is characterised by ‘swirly’ bokeh, while maintaining clarity in the plane of focus. At the maximum aperture of f/1.7, a subtle, almost painterly rendering is possible. The dedicated bokeh control ring provides seven levels of bokeh adjustment.
The new lens’s long-throw focusing ring and stopless aperture diaphragm make it ideal for recording video and users can seamlessly adjust focus and aperture settings while clips are being recorded. The lens has no electronic contacts and requires fully manual focus and exposure controls. Click here for more information.