First Impressions with the Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens

Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens
The Daguerreotype Achromat is directly inspired by the world’s first photographic optic lens – a 19th century invention created for the Daguerreotype camera by Charles Chevalier. Almost two centuries later, we’ve reworked it as a powerful tool for modern-day photographers and cinematographers.

DaguerreotypeAchromat07a DaguerreotypeAchromat07b DaguerreotypeAchromat07cLomoAmigo Adam Goldberg took the Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens around NYC to test what he now calls “the stunningly unique bokeh of the lens.” Read more about his creation of these surreal double exposures and rave review of the lens here.

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DaguerreotypeAchromat07d DaguerreotypeAchromat07e DaguerreotypeAchromat07f DaguerreotypeAchromat07gXavier Boldú recently shot some beautiful images with the Petzval 85 Lens so we lent him the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens and our brand new special apertures to test out. More here.

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Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens
Celebrating the great return of dreamy imagery, you can alternate between razor-sharp images, or drape your world in silky soft focus. The Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens has a focal length of 64 mm and a classic Waterhouse Aperture system ranging from f/2.9 to f/16 and featuring specially designed plates to produce deep, textured backgrounds rarely achieved in photography. The optical construction has been redesigned from the original, so that you can enjoy ethereal soft focus from apertures below f/4, or razor-sharp definition with deep contrasts from f/5.6 onwards.

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Fuji X-T2 Sample Images

The new, highly anticipated X-T2 takes the FUJIFILM X mirrorless camera system to a whole new level of excellence. With its 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor and high-performance X Processor Pro image processing engine, the X-T2 fulfills the high standards of the FUJIFILM X system. The addition of 4K/2K video takes it one step beyond. With a string of features including high speed 1/32000 shutter, Intelligent Hybrid Phase detection AF, weather resistant body, 3-way tilting 3.0” LCD, 2.36 Million dots EVF and dual SD UHS-II memory card slots, the X-T2 makes a fitting successor to the popular FUJIFILM X-T1.

XT2sample07aby John Rourke
ISO 100, F22.0, 1/8, 20.9mm, Film simulation Velvia, Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS

XT2sample07bby Ines Thomsen
ISO 200, F1.2, 1/1000, Film simulation Astia, Fujinon XF56mmF1.2 R APD

XT2sample07cby Steve Christo
ISO 400, F9.0, 1/1250, 400.0mm, Film simulation Classic Chrome, Fujinon XF100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR

XT2sample07dby Wang Ning
ISO 200, F8.0, 1/900, 10.0mm, Film simulation Velvia, Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS

XT2sample07eby Joe Ng
ISO 1600, F4.8, 1/500, 153.3mm, Film simulation Provia, Fujinon XF100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR

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Fuji X-T2 Sample Images

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Le meilleur des APS-C 24 Mpix

Banc d’essai X-T2
Le Fuji X-T2 est un superbe appareil, très bien construit et bénéficiant de nombreux joints qui lui permettront de résister aux aléas de la vie mouvementée de photographe.
Performant et très polyvalent, il fait face à toutes les situations grâce à son capteur de 24 Mpix et son AF très réactif. La qualité des images, excellente jusqu’à 6400 ISO, en fait le meilleur des APS-C.

plus par Pierre-Marie Salomez dans:
Chasseur d’Images No386 – Août-Septembre 2016