Lomography has announced the new Petzval 55mm f/1.7 lens, its first Petzval Art lens created for full-frame mirrorless cameras.
According to Lomography, the lens ‘is created with discerning photographers and filmmakers in mind’ and ‘designed to allow full creative flexibility, with its 7 levels of Bokeh Control and Dual Aperture system.’
A new stepless aperture ring operating an 8-blade diaphragm aperture gives the lens huge versatility alongside its ease of use. The aperture diaphragm and long-throw focusing ring combine to make this incredibly adaptable to the filmmakers arsenal. On top it hosts a classic waterhouse aperture system allowing to tweak the bokeh with exceptional shapes.
The lens is available Sony E, Canon RF and Nikon Z mounts and comes in three varieties: black brass, satin-finish brass and black anodized aluminum for $499, $449 and $399, respectively. Pre-orders are open now; the first aluminum units are expected to ship in July 2019 and brass units will follow shortly after in August 2019.