Lomography has officially launched its Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens following a successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.

Lomography its Daguerreotype Achromat on Kickstarter earlier this year, and more than 2,000 supporters pledged some $927,576 to enable the company to bring it to fruition.

Priced at €499/$499, the Daguerreotype Achromat is now available from the Lomography Online Shop and Gallery Stores around the world.

Lomography says: “Practical photography was invented in 1839, with the combination of a Chevalier Achromat Lens attached to a Daguerreotype camera. Due to a series of beautiful ‘aberrations’ in its image-forming optical system, the Chevalier lens bathed images in an alluring veil of light and created glazy, soft pictures at wide apertures. The Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens is a revival of this lost aesthetic.”

The Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens was designed by Lomography’s technicians based on the 1839 design and condensed into a brass lens for modern analogue and digital cameras.

The Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens is available in Canon EF, Nikon F and Pentax K mounts, and compatible with multitudes of other cameras using adapter mounts, such as the Sony Alpha series, Fuji X-Pro 1 and Micro 4/3 Cameras.

The new Lomo lens joins other optics in the Lomography Art Lens Family including the Lomography New Petzval 85, New Russar+, Lomo LC-A Minitar-1, The Petzval 58 Bokeh Control and Lomography New Jupiter 3+ Art Lenses.

· Focal Length: 64mm
· Maximum Aperture: f/2.9
· Apertures: Waterhouse aperture stops, up to f/16
· Lens Mounting Profile: Canon EF, Nikon F and Pentax K*
· Closest Focusing Distance: 0.5m
· Focusing Mechanism: helicoid
· Image circle: 44mm
· Field of view: 37 degrees
· Filter Thread: 40.5mm
· Electronic Contacts: No
· Lens Construction: 2 elements in 1 group


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