Hello photography followers. I am sorry to have been offline for so very long, but I am now back in full photography mode and I wanted to share something exciting with you. The new Lomography Petzval lens is being created and you can help fund it on Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lomography/the-lomography-petzval-portrait-lens
This lens was originally made by Joseph Petzval in 1840 and produced a lovely, sharp image with a swimming bokeh vignette. Well, Lomography is modifying this lens for DSLRs (Canon and Nikon!) so you can tap into your inner 19th century photographer. Also, if you’re into Steampunk gear, like me, you’ll be happy to know this comes in a beautiful brass model. If you donate on the Kickstarter, you can also get your name or a message engraved on the lens at a donation tier.
At the time of this post, the lens was completely funded, with 19 days to go, but you can still donate to the project and contribute to a magnificent lens and a really great company.
As a side note, I am really getting into Lomography. I am getting ready to go to Ireland in a few months and, along with my nice DSLR and beautiful glass, I really want to play with some raw black and white images and try to get some beautiful silver grey tones in the mountains and cliff side landscapes. More to come on that as I experiment before I go. If you are interested in playing around with analog photography, I highly recommend you check out the Lomography community and the Lomography shop: http://www.lomography.com/
Apologies for being away for so long. I am back and will be posting regularly again. I look forward to exploring the world through photos together!