With the creation of the first successful achromatic lens added to the newly developed Daguerreotype camera, photography leapt into being in 1839. Now, nearly two hundred years later, that original lens has been reworked and perfected for use with modern digital and analog cameras for that extra dimension the dedicated art photographer has been dreaming of.
Equally proficient at capturing both razor sharp or soft focus images, the new Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens ($560) also provides multiple Lumière and aquarelle Waterhouse Aperture System plates, inserted into a shaft in front of the lens, to further enhance special effects options.
This premium lens has a 64mm focal length and a 0.5 close focus distance and a 37 degree field of view. It is compatible with the lens mounts of the Canon EF, Nikon F, or the Pentax K with adapters for many other cameras. Aesthetically, this lens comes in either a retro polished brass finish or thoroughly modern matte black. Whether you are an amateur photographer or a professional cinematographer, this achromatic art lens will let you shoot the world the way you want it.