Petzval 80.5 mm f/1.9 MKII SLR art lens adds more brass to the glass

Petzval 80.5 mm f/1.9 MKII
(Image credit: Lomography)

Specialist photography manufacturer Lomography have announced the launch of an exciting new lens in their Petzval range on Kickstarter. The Petzval 80.5 mm f/1.9 MKII SLR Art Lens continues the vintage theme of previous Petzval models, being finished in stylish brass. This gives the lens the aesthetic of a lens built in the 19th Century, paying homage to Joseph Petzval, the creator the world's first dedicated portrait optic.   

The new model is designed for both stills photographers and video shooters, featuring a bright f/1.9 maximum aperture and is compatible with Canon EF and Nikon F lens mounts. 

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