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

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

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

B&H # LOZ290C MFR # Z290C

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
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Color: Brass

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Lens Mount: Canon EF

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 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 (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 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"

    Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat reviews

    Daguerreotype Achromat 64mm f/2.9 Art Lens for Canon EF (Brass) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A beautiful unique lens The image becomes soft and glowing when opened up, very clear and sharp when stopped down. Definitely great for experimental photography, a retro or old-fashioned style. I am using this in a feature film that is going for a 1940s black and white studio look. You can easily mess up a shot if you use it wrong, but on the other hand you can get a beautiful soft-focus image that is different from digital FX or even using a diffusion filter with an ordinary lens. Fantastic addition to a collection of expressive lenses.
    Date published: 2017-07-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Be a 19th Century Photographer I've long been an admirer of the pioneers of photography, such as William Henry Jackson, Julia Margaret Cameron, Timothy O'Sullivan, among others. In my view camera days, I used a historic lens with some success. Now comes this modern version from Lomography. I really like this lens! It's built like a tank (as it should be). The image quality is great. You get two lenses in one. At wide apertures it lends a fuzzy glow. At smaller ones, the lens is quite sharp. Others have said it's difficult to focus, and it is: it takes a bit of time and is best done on a tripod trying different slide-in aperture rings. Live view helps. I think the colors turn out quite vibrant, but my primary use of this lens will be for monochrome. Highly recommended.
    Date published: 2017-11-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing art lens I am in LOVE with this lens!! It is so much fun to experiment with the various creative apertures and to even leave the lens wide open, for a very dreamy effect. I am about to purchase a diopter so that I can do a bit of macro work with it and will upload some images after I do. In the meantime, I've attached two of the first taken with this lens.
    Date published: 2018-05-07
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