We are giving away a gorgeous Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens

Oct 10, 2017

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We are giving away a gorgeous Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens

Oct 10, 2017

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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UPDATE: this giveaway is now over, thanks everyone for playing and a huge thanks for Lomography for the prize. Hit the bottom to see if you won

Some lenses produce stunning photos, and some lenses are also just stunningly beautiful themselves. This is the case with Lomography’s Brass Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens  (street value €499.00) which we are giving away.

I have to admit, I love the look of the lens, but I am equally excited about how magnificent this lens looks like. It’s a stunner! Looks aside though, this lens is made after the world’s first photographic optic lens from the 19th century, so shooting with the Daguerreotype has some serious heritage to it.

Entering is easy just fill the box above and you’re in. (share with your friends for extra entries, they will thank you for it!)

Come October 18th, we will pick a winner at random to receive a Brass Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens with their mount of choise

About the 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.

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.

Experiment with a variety of bokeh effects with the Waterhouse Aperture System by simply inserting a plate into a shaft in front of the lens elements. For softer, more painterly effects, Lomography has also developed Lumière and Aquarelle Aperture plates. The Lumière aperture plates yield a soft glow and a delicate grained background, while the Aquarelle aperture plates produce a rich and textured effect, similar to watercolour masterpieces!

Here are some sample photos

And here is how the lens will look on your camera

  • Focal Length: 64mm
  • Maximum Aperture: f/2.9
  • Apertures: Waterhouse aperture plates, up to f/16
  • Lens Mount: Nikon F / Canon EF / Pentak K
  • Color: Brass or Black
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 0,5m
  • Focusing Mechanism: helicoid
  • Image circle: 44mm
  • Field of view: 37 degrees
  • Filter Thread: 40.5mm
  • Electronic Contacts: No
  • Construction: 2 elements in 1 group

The fine print

Nope, you cannot enter more than once per day. Yupp, you can enter from anywhere in the world if its legal for you. Nope, we will not sell your email (Lomography and we will see them though). Yupp, you do get extra entries for sharing. Nope, you are not allowed to rig the system (though rumor has it that the editor likes Belgian chocolate), We will pay for shipping, you’ll pay duties, if they apply. If you don’t answer our email in 3 days, we move to the next inline

UPDATE: this giveaway is now over, thanks everyone for playing and a huge thanks for Lomography for the prize. Kelly Griffin, you are the winner, we will mail you with instructions.

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8 responses to “We are giving away a gorgeous Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens”

  1. mikerofoto Avatar
    mikerofoto

    cool, my birthday is coming =)

  2. Carl Greer Avatar
    Carl Greer

    ???

  3. Duncan Knifton Avatar
    Duncan Knifton

    Haven’t people seen through the Lomography brand yet? This lens is £500+
    Emperors New Clothes come to mind. They sell old plastic camera’s 10 times more than they are worth….The “special effect” film is over priced…..The whole concept is for Hipsters….and the Arty Farty brigade who have more money than sense….
    And this is coming from someone who has the Lomo LC-A which I bought for £20 years before the fad….they are now £280 :o !!

    1. Umberto Colferai Avatar
      Umberto Colferai

      Same as impossible with Polaroids lol

  4. thomas rusinak Avatar
    thomas rusinak

    Nice looking lens..as long as it works as good as it looks!

  5. Jessica C Avatar
    Jessica C

    Wow ! Nice lens

  6. Don Ball Avatar
    Don Ball

    Cool. Cyber-punk.

  7. Eriz Martinez Diaz Avatar
    Eriz Martinez Diaz

    It is heavy