Lomography has announced a new Petzval 55mm f/1.7 MKII lens designed 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.’ Like other Lomography lenses, the Petzval 55mm f/1.7 MKII comes with various plates to shape the bokeh in images.
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.
- Compatible with Sony E, Canon RF and Nikon Z Mounts
- Dedicated Bokeh Control Ring
- Dual Aperture System
- Special Waterhouse Aperture Plates
- Flexible 55 mm Focal Length
- Easily Integratable in the Filmmaker Arsenal
Bokeh or Not Bokeh : The Petzval 55 mm f/1.7 is characterized by an optic that makes this lens perfect for attaining crystal clarity, even alongside its signature swirly bokeh. The improved design, with a maximum aperture of f/1.7, allows strongly contrasting images at smaller apertures but also provides a subtle, almost painterly rendering at larger apertures. For even greater control, we added a dedicated bokeh control ring, which enables the adjustment of the bokeh in seven levels.
Freedom of Creativity with the Dual Aperture System: The lens gives you great freedom, not only because of the speed and versatility of the stopless aperture diaphragm but also because you can integrate special aperture plates through the Waterhouse Aperture System. The aperture plates, coming with the lens, facilitate different shapes of bokeh for an even greater range of creativity.
The New Filmmaker Favourite: With the expanding video performance features of prevailing mirrorless cameras, we recognised the need to make the Petzval 55 mm f/1.7 more versatile and adaptable for filmmakers than ever before. Sporting a new long-throw focusing ring and stopless aperture diaphragm you can now seamlessly adjust focus and f-stop while the camera is rolling.