Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 64mm f/2.9 Art Lens for Nikon F (Brass)

Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 64mm f/2.9 Art Lens for Nikon F (Brass)

Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 64mm f/2.9 Art Lens for Nikon F (Brass)

B&H # LOZ290N MFR # Z290N
Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 64mm f/2.9 Art Lens for Nikon F (Brass)

Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 64mm f/2.9 Art Lens for Nikon F (Brass)

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  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.9 to f/16
  • Based on Chevalier's Achromat from 1835
  • Simple Doublet Optical Design
  • Waterhouse Aperture System
  • Lumiere and Aquarelle Aperture Plates
  • Manual Focus Helicoid
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Lens Mount: Nikon F

Canon EF


Nikon F
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Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat overview

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Based on the first lens designed specifically for photography, the Nikon F-mount Daguerreotype Achromat 64mm f/2.9 Art Lens from Lomography is a modern interpretation of the classic Chevalier-designed optic from 1835, which was popularized by Daguerre. Using a simple doublet optical design, this lens can produce either characteristic soft focus imagery when shot wide open, or strikingly sharp, well-defined imagery at smaller aperture settings. It uses a Waterhouse aperture system and includes six discs for full-stop adjustments between f/2.9 to f/16, and a series of six creative Lumiere and Aquarelle aperture plates are also included to render either dreamy, glowing images or pictures with a more painterly quality. Manual focus control is possible using the built-in helicoid for working with subjects as close as 1.6' away, and the lens features a classic-looking brass housing.

Based on the achromatic lens developed by Chevalier, and used by Daguerre, in 1835, this updated lens retains a similar image quality and allows you to alternate between producing soft-focus, ethereal pictures and sharp-focus, well-defined imagery.
A slightly longer-than-normal-length lens, this Nikon F-mount version is compatible with FX sensors and 35mm film, as well as DX sensors where it will provide a 96mm equivalent focal length.
Simple doublet optical design produces an aesthetic image quality reminiscent of the nearly 200-year-old lens.
Six drop-in style Waterhouse stops, ranging from f/2.9 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.
A set of three Lumiere and three Aquarelle aperture plates are also included to produce softer, more painterly effects than the traditional circular plates. The Lumiere plates produce a soft glowing quality with a delicate grainy background while the Aquarelle plates offer a rich, textured, and painterly effect.
Manual focusing helicoid permits working with subjects as close as 1.6' away.
Brass exterior design resembles the classic appearance of the early lens from 1835.
In the Box
Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 64mm f/2.9 Art Lens for Nikon F (Brass)
  • 6 x Aperture Plates (f/2.9 to f/16)
  • 3 x Lumiere Aperture Plates
  • 3 x Aquarelle Aperture Plates
  • Lens Hood
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Pouch
  • Cleaning Cloth
  • Photo Book
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat specs

    Focal Length 64mm
    Aperture f/2.9 to f/16 (full stops via Waterhouse plates only)
    Lumiere and Aquarelle aperture plates for soft focus/blur effects
    Camera Mount Type Nikon F
    Lens Construction 2 elements in 1 group
    Angle of View 37°
    Image Circle 1.7" / 44 mm
    Minimum Focus Distance 1.6' / 50 cm
    Focus Manual; helicoid focusing
    Filter Thread 40.5 mm
    Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.3 x 8.2 x 4.4"

    Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat reviews

    Daguerreotype Achromat 64mm f/2.9 Art Lens for Nikon F (Brass) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Soft and quirky but fun This lens is based on an 1839 design so it tends to be a bit quirky and you need to think through your shots but you can get amazing effects once you embrace the quirks (see picture). The biggest problem is this lens is soft no way around it unless it's just because I got an early version.
    Date published: 2017-10-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent lens This lens is excellent. No plastic, all metal and glass. Easy to use for regular photography or for isolated areas of a close up. If flower photography is a serious interest then this is a great tool. It provides extremely sharp images across the frame or if shooting wide open, excellent blurred background. A real bargain.
    Date published: 2018-05-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great photos and fun to use This manual lens is fun to use and brings opportunity for creativity that can be missed with using all automatic equipment. �You can get landscapes with this lens that are almost mystical. �It is also a great portrait lens. �If you have the time to play with this lens, you will be happy with the results.
    Date published: 2018-01-28
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