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    You should also consider that Zenit is manufacturing this for Lomo... Given that the casing is brass, this fares better than many cheap kit lenses shiping with plastic cameras these days.

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    Interesting, I hope they do a better job of it than their belair camera. That one was a let down for me. Anyway, why are they using kick starter? They are a decent sized company with some r&d budget they shouldn't be using kickstarter to fund this. Kickstarter should be used by smaller startups that actually dont have much funds at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newt_on_Swings View Post
    Interesting, I hope they do a better job of it than their belair camera. That one was a let down for me. Anyway, why are they using kick starter? They are a decent sized company with some r&d budget they shouldn't be using kickstarter to fund this. Kickstarter should be used by smaller startups that actually dont have much funds at all.
    The optimist in me says that it's because it gets them bigger exposure to a global audience.

    The cynic in me thinks its so that they are under no obligation to deliver the lens if they feel better keeping the 100 grand.


    *Remember that Lomochrome Purple was "guaranteed" to be delivered by July. They have 6 days to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickrapak View Post
    The optimist in me says that it's because it gets them bigger exposure to a global audience.
    The cynic in me thinks its so that they are under no obligation to deliver the lens if they feel better keeping the 100 grand.

    *Remember that Lomochrome Purple was "guaranteed" to be delivered by July. They have 6 days to go.
    It's also an easy way to get your customers to pay upfront - even before you've produced anything ....
    And at the moment they also get:
    - 30 backers buying a keychain for $15
    - 2 backers buying a poster and keychain for $50
    - 26 backers buying a Diana Mini Petite camera and keychain for $79
    - 105 backers buying a black painted lens for $500
    - and quite a lot of other people of other people buying the lens for 300, $350, $400 and even $500.
    Total up to now: 1253 backers spending $477.840 on a plastic/brass/??? lens

    So I think they're doing all right with this project: producing a nice new lens at no risk- business plan. Smart guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheToadMen View Post
    on a plastic/brass/??? lens
    They say "They are built from brass and feature premium glass optics", so at least there should not be any plastic. But waiting one year more when backers will end up dropping this lens on a ebay is a good idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toffle View Post
    ... If you thought there was a lot of swirly bokeh on the internet before, just wait until these babies hit the market.....
    That's exactly what I was thinking!

    But I'm in. This Lomo Petzval Portrait Lens appears to have all the traits I’m looking for in a 35mm sized lens… an f2.2 aperture and perfectly round Waterhouse stops. I'm not so sure about that rack and pinion focusing, but the lens may be just the ticket.
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    waiting for 2nd hand Lomo Petzval

    Quote Originally Posted by darkosaric View Post
    They say "They are built from brass and feature premium glass optics", so at least there should not be any plastic. But waiting one year more when backers will end up dropping this lens on a ebay is a good idea
    I'm waiting for a 2nd hand version - posted the WTB thread already:
    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum378/...ml#post1528513
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    Just buy a Leica 50 Summitar and you'll be in swirl city before you know it, if that's the place you wish to be. This sort of bokeh puts me on edge.

    The close portrait of the white cat on that link looks photoshopped to death. Cats do not look like that.

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    They are getting close to one million $$$ ... I think even lomo guys are surprised with such success.

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    Lomography posted a short film on Vimeo made with a "Canon 5D Mark III using the first Petzval sample lens". It's a compilation of film and photos. It's called: "A Night Out with the Petzval (D)SLR Art Lens".



    (Source: )

    The first comment on Vimeo was nice:

    "Is it possible to have a few more details about the way you shoot that video like iso, shutter speed and aperture of the lens ? I'm bit scared because most of the footages looks extremely soft and dark (wich is very strange using a 5DMKIII and a f2 lens).On the good side, bokehs and DoF are beautifull but I'm really worried about sharpness and speed so far."
    "Have fun and catch that light beam!"
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    * I'm an analogue enthusiast, trying not to fall into the digital abyss.
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