Lomography has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Nour Triplet 64mm f/2 Bokeh Control Art Lens. According to the company, the new lens is a tribute to the mysterious and fascinating scientist Hasan Ibn al-Haytham, who was among the first to document the enigma of spherical aberrations. The new lens combines historical design with modern innovation, giving creatives various options on their full-frame mirrorless systems.
The Lomography Nour Triplet 64mm f/2 Bokeh Control Art Lens is designed to give photographers and videographers control over spherical aberration, allowing for three distinct bokeh effects: Soft — for timeless, ethereal scenes that stand out with softened light and a slight swirl, Classic — which elevates a sharp subject against an enchanting diffused backdrop, and Soap Bubble — which creates mesmerizing separation between your subject and backdrop with bubble-shaped bokeh texture.
“Unlike most modern lenses that prioritize technical perfection over artistic expression, our lens is designed to take you on a creative journey. This handcrafted brass lens is designed to inspire and empower photographers and videographers to unleash their artistic vision.”
The 64mm fully manual lens (either Brass or Black Aluminum) is made up of five elements in three groups and has a dual aperture mechanism with an iris-style and specially formed drop-in rear aperture plate. The system features an aperture range of f/2 to f/16, a 37-degree field of view, and a minimum focus distance of 0.6 meters.
The Nour Triplet lens includes a variable 64mm focal length that allows users to make portraits with three levels of aberration correction, as well as six special-shaped Lomography drop-in aperture plates at the rear for customizable “bokeh effects.” According to the business, filmmakers can use the control knob to produce strong transitions between soft-focus glows and sharp three-dimensional effects with a “soap-bubble” bokeh pattern in their pictures.
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The Nour Triplet Lens, with its historically-inspired brass design and a sleek black aluminum variant for the Canon RF, Nikon Z, and Sony E mounts, is starting on Kickstarter. Backers will be able to purchase the lens for $335 for the Aluminum version and $410 for the Brass version ($449 and $549, respectively, at full retail). The company also anticipates that deliveries will begin before December 24th, 2023.
More info on the Kickstarter’s page.