Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 64mm f/2.9 Art Lens for Canon EF

Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 64mm f/2.9 Art Lens for Canon EF

Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 64mm f/2.9 Art Lens for Canon EF

B&H # LOZ290C MFR # Z290C
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Product Highlights

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame 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
  • Brass Lens Housing
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Based on the first lens designed specifically for photography, the Canon EF-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 Canon EF-mount version is compatible with full-frame sensors and 35mm film, as well as APS-C sensors where it will provide a 102.4mm 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 Canon EF
  • 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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    • 1Description
    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 Canon EF
    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 4.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.9 x 7.1 x 4.5"
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