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FotoTalks: Shoot the Perfect Portrait With the Petzval Lens (Lomography Workshop)

  • Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain 2801 16th St NW Washington, DC, 20009 United States (map)

Shoot the perfect portrait with the Petzval lens!

Get your hands on this legendary lens, know the history behind it, and learn to shoot perfect portraits using a 140 years old lens on modern digital cameras (attendants must bring their own cameras, Nikon, Canon or Sony).

Photos shot with a New Petzval lens are immediately recognizable for their super-sharp focus areas and wonderful swirly bokeh effect. 

The Lomography x Zenit Petzval Lens is a stunning reinvention of one of the first and greatest lenses of all time. Manufactured in Russia by Zenit, each lens is crafted from brass and features high-quality glass optics. The lens produces images with extreme sharpness, strong color saturation, artful vignetting and absolutely beautiful swirly bokeh backgrounds. For the first time ever, you can easily get the Petzval photographic look with Canon EF and Nikon F mount analogue and digital cameras. It is compatible with all Canon EF and Nikon F mount analogue and digital cameras and offers both photographers and filmmakers the chance to shoot truly unique photographs and videos. The production of the New Petzval Art Lens was made possible with the support of over 3000 Kickstarter backers. It also became one of the most successful Kickstarter design projects ever in only 30 days.