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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