The Lomography Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens features a new Bokeh Control Ring, which allows you to alter the distance between the lens elements in order to change the shape and strength of Petzval's distinctive swirly defocused areas. Effectively, you can shape and style your bokeh however you see fit. The lens also boasts a fast f/1.9 maximum aperture which allows you to gather plenty of light even with fast shutter speeds, making the Petzval 58 ideal for outdoor portraits or dreamy street scenes.
After Joseph Petzval introduced his iconic lens in 1840, portrait photography flourished. Now, 175 years later, it’s your turn to explore these first footsteps of photography with a handcrafted lens combining historical design and modern, yet original, Russian optics.
Lomography has taken the best features of the new Petzval Art Lens to the next level: the new Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens comes with an unprecedented Bokeh Control Ring paired with a versatile 58mm focal length. Together with an f/1.9 maximum aperture, these traits will let you explore new photographic paths. For the first time ever, you have total freedom over the blurred areas in your pictures thanks to the Bokeh Control Ring that lets you determine the strength of the Petzval’s swirly bokeh.
The new Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens is great for all different types of photography. From captivating portraits and busy streets scenes, to impressive architecture and wide landscapes, every image showcases harmonic color saturation and fine contrasts.
Just like its predecessor – the Petzval 85 Art Lens – the new Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens features a classic gear rack focusing mechanism and Waterhouse aperture plates for a truly 19th century-like photographic experience.
Look back to the future and bokeh like a boss – get your new Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens today!
This Petzval 58 Art Lens is compatible with Canon EF mount. You can also pair the new Petzval 58 Art Lens with many other analogue and digital cameras, like the Sony A7 for instance, by using adapters which can be purchased separately.
What is Bokeh Control?
In the past, the Petzval’s swirly bokeh effect has always been strongly dependent on factors such as the types of backgrounds you shoot against and the distance between you and your subject.
With the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Ring, you can now achieve purely sublime swirl in all kinds of environments and shooting conditions.
The Bokeh Control Ring is located on top of the lens and can be adjusted between levels 1 and 7. Simply by moving this ring, you can change the amount of swirl you get in your Petzval shots. For a subtle swirly bokeh effect, turn the ring to Level 1.
But if you want to achieve a more powerful swirly bokeh effect than you’ve ever known before, turn it to Level 7 and watch the world transform right in front of your eyes. The way the Bokeh Control Ring works is deceptively straightforward.
By changing the level, you are adjusting the distance between the lens elements and this then affects the strength of the swirly bokeh you get.
- New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens Brass
- Standard Waterhouse aperture plates
- Front and rear lens cap
- Leather pouch
- Photo and manual book
- Instruction manual
- Focal Length: 58mm
- Aperture: Waterhouse aperture stops, f/1.9, f/2.8, f/4, f/5.6, f/8, f/11, f/16
- Image Circle: 44mm
- Field of View: 41 degrees
- Optical Construction: 4 lens elements in 3 groups
- Lens Mounting Profile: Canon EF/Nikon F
- Electronic Contacts: No
- Closest Focusing Distance: 0.6m
- Focusing Mechanism: Gear Rack Focusing
- Filter Thread: 52mm
- Bokeh Control Levels: 1 (minimum swirl) to 7 (maximum swirl)
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- Aperture: Waterhouse System
- Available Apertures: f/1.9, f/2.8, f/4, f/5.6, f/8, f/11, f/16
- Focal Length: 58mm
- Colour: Bronze
- Material: Metal
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Buy Now Pay Later
With our no deposit Buy Now Pay Later option, pay nothing for six months when you spend £250 or more, then either settle the cash price in full by paying a £29.00 settlement fee, or choose to spread the cost over 36 months at 19.9% APR Representative. Please see the repayment example below to see how much purchasing this item on finance would cost.
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Are you eligible for finance?
Applicants must be:
- Aged 18 years or older from the application date
- In permanent UK residence for a minimum of three years
- Fulfil at least one of the following employment criteria:
- In regular, permanent employment.
- Retired from regular employment - With a minimum age of 50.
- Not working through disability.
Note: All applicants will be subject to a credit reference check by the lender.
Credit is subject to application and status. Warehouse Express Ltd trading as Wex Photographic act as credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance act as the lender.
Can I repay early? If so how?
No repayments are scheduled in the initial six-month deferral period. However, it is possible to pay off the loan, either by way of a lump sum or in smaller amounts. If the loan is fully repaid within the six-month deferral period, then no interest is payable, but a £29.00 early-settlement will be incurred. Such repayments may be made to Barclays Partner Finance by cheque, debit card or standing order. Unfortunately it is not possible to set up a direct debit within the deferral period. Further information on how to make such repayments will be set out in the loan agreement pack provided by Barclays Partner Finance.
What happens if I don't repay within the first six months (deferral period)?
Following the six month deferral period, Barclays Partner Finance will initiate a monthly direct debit payment for the remaining duration of the loan. Interest will be charged at a rate of 19.9% APR on outstanding balances (backdated to the first date of the loan). Late payment penalties and early repayment charges will apply from this point. Barclays Partner Finance will send a reminder letter approximately one month before the six month deferral period is due to elapse. Note: If you chose to spread the cost and pay monthly, interest is charged from the start of the loan, not from the start of the repayment period.
What will I receive from the finance provider (lender)?
Barclays Partner Finance will send a loan agreement pack approximately four weeks after delivery of the goods, confirming that the account has been activated and, from this point, it is possible to make repayments against the loan.
For further information on how our finance product work, see our Finance help section.
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