Video Chat with a Photography Expert - Live

Lomography Petzval 85mm f/2.2 Lens for Nikon F (Brass)

BH #LOP85BN • MFR #Z230N
Lomography
Lomography Petzval 85mm f/2.2 Lens for Nikon F (Brass)
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.2 to 16
  • Russian Glass, Multi-Coated Optics
  • Manual Geared Rack Focusing
Characterized by its swirly bokeh and sharp central focus, the brass Petzval 85mm f/2.2 Lens from Lomography for Nikon F-mount cameras is an updated design of the first Petzval lens from 1840. Sharing much of the distinct image quality from the classic optic, as well as the unique brass exterior, this version has been updated for use on modern DSLRs and film SLRs and features Russian multi-coated glass to deliver a high degree of sharpness, contrast, and color saturation while maintaining the unique field curvature, vignetting, and shallow depth of field of the original lens. Aperture settings are controlled using seven different Waterhouse stops, ranging from f/2.2 to f/16, and a geared rack focusing mechanism affords precise manual focus control as close as 3.3' away. Harking back to the origins of photography, this optic meshes an ethereal, soft, and distinctive image quality with contemporary handling to provide a unique option for portraiture and other creative applications.
No Longer Available
Ask Our Experts
212.465.0191

Lomography Z230N Overview

Characterized by its swirly bokeh and sharp central focus, the brass Petzval 85mm f/2.2 Lens from Lomography for Nikon F-mount cameras is an updated design of the first Petzval lens from 1840. Sharing much of the distinct image quality from the classic optic, as well as the unique brass exterior, this version has been updated for use on modern DSLRs and film SLRs and features Russian multi-coated glass to deliver a high degree of sharpness, contrast, and color saturation while maintaining the unique field curvature, vignetting, and shallow depth of field of the original lens. Aperture settings are controlled using seven different Waterhouse stops, ranging from f/2.2 to f/16, and a geared rack focusing mechanism affords precise manual focus control as close as 3.3' away. Harking back to the origins of photography, this optic meshes an ethereal, soft, and distinctive image quality with contemporary handling to provide a unique option for portraiture and other creative applications.

Contemporary iteration of the classic Petzval lens from 1840, this lens produces a distinctive swirly bokeh with a high degree of central sharpness, contrast, and color saturation.
A standard portrait-length lens, this Nikon F version is compatible with FX sensors and 35mm film, as well as DX sensors where it will provide a 127.5mm equivalent focal length.
Seven drop-in style Waterhouse stops, ranging from f/2.2 to f/16, are included for aperture and depth of field control, and are inserted into the middle of the lens prior to making an exposure. Additionally, a blank protective plate is also included for keeping in the lens during travel or storage.
Constructed from Russian multi-coated glass, this lens' optical design maintains its classical appearance with notable field curvature, inherently shallow depth of field, and vignetting towards the edges of the frame, while providing a high degree of sharpness and contrast for use with modern DSLRs and film types.
Brass outer design resembles the classic appearance of the first Petzval lens.
Manual geared rack focus control allows you to focus as closely as 3.3' away.
In addition to the lens and seven Waterhouse stops, a blank protective plate, Petzval book, leather pouch, cleaning cloth, and brass lens cap are also included.
  • Image circle: 44mm
  • Lens measures 4.4" long from flange to lens cap
  • Front 58mm filter threads
  • No electronic contacts requires manual exposure metering and does not transfer lens-based EXIF data
  • Lomography Z230N Specs

    Angle of View
    30°
    Minimum Focus Distance
    3.28' / 1 m
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight
    4.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
    8.3 x 7.6 x 5"

    Lomography Z230N Reviews

    See any errors on this page? Let us know

    question

    Can you this lens on Nikon classic SLR film cameras such as the F and F2?
    Asked by: raymond v.
    Yes. I use it on a Nikkormat S.
    Answered by: Kris H.
    Date published: 2018-08-26

    question

    Does anything prevent dust from entering the lens through the aperture blade slot? If so, is there a way to clean the inner elements of dust?
    Asked by: Alex S.
    Yes, there is a blank aperture blade that inserts into the slot for when you are not using the lens. Not having had an issue with dust in the interior. I haven't looked for a way to take the lens apart for cleaning.
    Answered by: Anthony A.
    Date published: 2018-08-26

    question

    what adapter ring is needed to use this lens on a Leica M?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    There are no adapters made to allow Nikon F mount lenses to be mounted on a Leica M camera.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-26

    question

    could we see some sample images?
    Asked by: David F.
    Yes. Click on Show More under the image of the lens, and then click through to find several beautiful sample images. You can click on the samples to enlarge them (2 or 3 times) and then click-and-hold to move them around to view specifics. It will be even better when customers start adding their own images!
    Answered by: Mark H.
    Date published: 2018-08-26

    question

    Will aperture priority work?
    Asked by: Willard J.
    YES
    Answered by: howard k.
    Date published: 2018-08-26
    • y_2020, m_5, d_1, h_12CST
    • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_3.0.5
    • cp_1, bvpage1
    • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_5
    • loc_en_US, sid_1132029, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=LAST_APPROVED_ANSWER_SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
    • clientName_bhphotovideo