[Alt-photo] Re: Lomography Resurrects the 19th Century Petzval Lens for Canon and Nikon SLRs

John Brewer johnbrewerphotography at gmail.com
Mon Dec 16 20:26:04 UTC 2013

I know the problem Eric. Kerik came to Scotland to teach a handful of us some years ago. He gave a list of chemicals needed and it took a year to source them all. Because of this I now supply the UK and Europe with most of the chemicals required. Sadly I can't ship to you!



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> On 16 Dec 2013, at 07:23 pm, eric nelson <emanphoto at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'd be happy if I could just find the chemistry here to do wet plate!  :)
> On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 6:20 PM, John Brewer <
> johnbrewerphotography at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Eric
>> Lots of people, mostly us wetplate guys, have issues with this. It isn't a
>> Petzval lens, that is it doesn't have two air spaced elements at the back
>> and two cemented elements at the front. Additionally Lomo used Kickstarter
>> to raise money, which while it conforms to Kickstarters rules it's a bit
>> immoral for a company of that size the raise money that way.
>> The Lomo lens is faster than a lot of Petzval from the 19th century but
>> you can take out baffles of the older lenses.
>> A much better option IMHO is
>> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1162663202/the-petzvar-f-38-120-mm-medium-format-petzval-port/description
>> Just my tuppence worth.
>> Best wishes
>> John
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