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Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens.

In 1893, French inventor Louis Daguerre, invented the Daguerreotype camera, the first photographic process. To capture images, Daguerre turned to Charles Chevalier an optician who had just produced the world’s first optic lens, the Achromat. Nearly two centuries later, Lomography has decided to offer Chevalier’s Achromat, in reworked form; the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens. Not only does it stay true to the optical characteristics of the original lens, but it also is now available for modern film and digital cameras. Fitting either a Canon EF, Nikon F, or Pentax K mount (both analog and digital), Lomography allows you to use the world’s first optical lens to create your own contemporary images.

The new 64mm Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens uses the classic Waterhouse Aperture system and was specifically designed to reproduce the translucent and soft-textured focus prized in the original Achromat in apertures from f/2.9 to f/4 while also offering razor-sharp definition from f/5.6 onwards. The lens also offers two specifically designed aperture plates that can be inserted in front of the lens’ elements for painter-like bokeh effects: the Lumière produces a soft glow and delicate grain while the Aquarelle plate creates a rich and textured impression similar to watercolour paintings.

You can preorder the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 now for the expected released in January 2017. For those who are interested, please visit their official website to learn more about the lens’ specifications.