[Alt-photo] Re: Lomography Resurrects the 19th Century Petzval Lens for Canon and Nikon SLRs
aschmitt at aandy.org
Tue Dec 17 01:14:18 UTC 2013
Depending on where you are...that;s the easy part...
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for Canon and Nikon SLRs
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
> Just my tuppence worth.
> Best wishes
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