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    Anybody had any recent updates on Petzval lens Kickstarter project

    I know several APUGers participated in this KickStarter project. (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...t-petzval-port). Wonder if anyone has had any recent updates on the project.

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    The lens is available for sale via Lomography's store and all of the Kickstarter lenses I believe have shipped as well as all the first pre-order batch.

    I've put 5+ rolls through mine, it takes lovely photos!

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    This was a different kickstarter project. Follow the link in original post.

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    Yeah, I remember him, he came past here spruiking it at the time. Pity I didn't have the cash to burn or I'd have gotten one, kind of regretting it now he's put more samples up.
    Last updated only 2 months ago, that's not unheard of in kickstarter land...
    An awful lot of electrons were terribly inconvenienced in the making of this post.

    f/64 and be there.

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    I mailed a few times with Denys and he is working hard on getting everything together. It's a project in full progress with the "normal hiccups" for this kind of international undertaking, I guess.

    You'll find the official updates here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...val-port/posts

    I backed the project too and ordered the "medium format Petzvar fine art portrait lens with Pentacon Six (P6) mount"
    I'm gonna use it with an old Kiev 60 body and maybe get a Pentacon six adapter for my Nikon F5 (and D200).
    Then I'm getting a setup that looks a bit like this:

    (image by Denys Ivanichek from his Kickstarter project)

    I'm still looking for a Hasselblad camera body for this lens, preferably a 203FE or 205fCC. But I haven't seen one of those here yet and these seem to be expensive on the internet.

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    I'm planning on a Kiev/Arax body, however probably won't order until the lens is in my hands.

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    Do you know if he has plans to market the lens in greater quantity once the initial Kickstarter run is finished?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingCamera View Post
    Do you know if he has plans to market the lens in greater quantity once the initial Kickstarter run is finished?
    I'll ask him next we have contact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nsurit View Post
    I'm planning on a Kiev/Arax body, however probably won't order until the lens is in my hands.
    Why not just get one now? Give you a bit of time to play around with it and get used to it. A kit lens of an uncoated Vega or Volna might add $20 to use in the meantime. And it gives you time to discover any quirks with the body, and return it or get a new one if you have to, sometimes those soviet bodies have been mistreated over their lives (although that said, my P6, K60, and K88CM were all perfect when I got them)
    An awful lot of electrons were terribly inconvenienced in the making of this post.

    f/64 and be there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsurit View Post
    I know several APUGers participated in this KickStarter project. (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...t-petzval-port). Wonder if anyone has had any recent updates on the project.
    I apologize, my last update was posted long time ago on Kickstarter. There was nothing significant to report. I'm still waiting for our parts. Our CNC supplier is backed up with larger orders and paying very little attention to this small, but fairly complicated order.
    Yesterday I have received updates from them, all parts are ready and have being sent to me, except two parts. One of them still needs to be send out for anodizing, another needs to be re-made. They have made engraving incorrect, therefore I have asked to run them again, without engraving.
    I will post my next update as soon as I will receive those parts.

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