Petzval 85mm f/2.2 – a Lomography Art Lens

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An overview of the New Petzval 85mm Lomography Art Lens


Lomography revived a lens design that dates back to 1840 with a kickstarter crowd-funding campaign. This brass lens is primitive in design but has a characteristic ‘swirling bokeh’ that has made this lens instantly recognisable – both in appearance and in the images it produces. Available in Nikon and Canon amounts this can be adapted for use on a Sony E-Mount camera using a lens adapter.

The swirling bokeh effect produced by the Petzval 85mm at f/2.2
The swirling bokeh effect produced by the Petzval 85mm at f/2.2