Back in High Spirits with a Brand New, Exclusive Chrome Finishing

Lomography are thrilled to launch the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens Brass, Chrome Plated edition. Inspired by the incredible support the Daguerreotype Achromat received on Kickstarter in 2016. The sleek chrome plating makes for a classic, timeless look.

The Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens has been designed by Lomography’s expert technicians based on the historic 1839 design by Daguerre and Chevalier and is available in Nikon F and Canon EF mounts. It has a waterhouse aperture plate system and comes with a selection of special aperture shapes for some unusual bokeh effects.

Back as a New Classic with an Exclusive Chrome Finishing
Lomography was overwhelmed by the incredible support it received for the Daguerreotype Achromat on Kickstarter in 2016. Now, the much talked about Art Lens – which took the photography world and press by storm – is back with a brand new, dazzling design: a sleek chrome plating for a classic, timeless look that protects your brass lens from wear and tear and looks stunning both on analogue and digital cameras. Priced at just 499EUR, the Chrome Plated Daguerreotype Achromat is available now from the Lomography Online Shop and Gallery Stores worldwide, in Canon EF and Nikon F Mounts.

The Ethereal Aesthetics of the World's First Optic Lens
Practical photography was invented in 1839, with the combination of a Chevalier Achromat Lens attached to a Daguerreotype camera. The Chevalier lens bathed images  in an alluring veil of light and created glazy, soft pictures. The Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens is a revival of this lost aesthetic. Photographers and videographers can delve into an extensive variation of moods and special effects: silky soft focus at f/2.9, crisp sharp shots from f/5.6 onwards, and a focal length of 64mm. The lens works with a Waterhouse Aperture Plate system, which allows full creativity with depth of field and bokeh effects – to soak images in radiant glows, or to produce textured, painterly effects – rarely achieved in photography.

Premium Quality Craftsmanship of the Art Lens Family
The Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens has been designed by Lomography’s expert technicians based on the historic 1839 design – and condensed into a bold brass lens for modern analogue and digital cameras – available in Canon EF and Nikon F mounts, Pentax K mounts (Brass and Black finishing only), and compatible with multitudes of other cameras using adapter available from Lomography. The lens is handcrafted at a small manufactory in Central China, on the banks of the Yangtze river. The beautiful new chrome finishing is designed to undergo heavy usage, and protect the lens from wear and tear. It boasts the premium optic quality that we bring to every lens in the Lomography Art Lens Family – following in the steps of the Lomography New Petzval 85, New Russar+, Lomo LC-A Minitar-1, the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control and Lomography New Jupiter 3+ Art Lenses.

Celebrating in Glitter and Cheer
To celebrate the arrival of the new edition, events and parties are being organised in Lomography Gallery Stores worldwide. The events will feature live presentations of the lens, special guests, and an international exhibition showcasing photography shot all round the globe with the Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens – inspired by the cool sophistication, rock’n’roll persona, and timeless charm of the new Daguerreotype Achromat Chrome Plated. The imagery will demonstrate the unique aesthetic and  special effects of the Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens – mastered to shoot silver nights and golden days, bold portraits, youth culture, the great outdoors; and more.

Technical Information

  • 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

*Compatible also with a large range of other cameras using adapter mounts. Pentax K mount only available for Brass and Black finishing

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