Post by belgiumreporter on Sept 26, 2016 9:36:05 GMT -5
I recently came upon an article about crowdfunding the re-creation of the famous Petzval design lens. Within a short period of time 1.300.000$!!! was raised for the project and production started ( At the former zenith factory in Russia) The lens is now available in both nikon and canon mounts at around 600$.
however why should i buy one when i had the original in my optics bin in the attic? A nikon to m42 mount ring, a few drops of superglue and it was ready to mount on the D3.
The swirly bokeh effects as promised in the petzval advertisement did not occure on my example, i've seen more "swirlyness" when using a helios 58mm, an effect i'm not all that fund off.
To get things right i'll have to clean the front elements as there is some separation.
Don't know if i'll go through the trouble of finding canada balsam, seperating the elements and kitting them back togheter again.
Here's a link on how the "new" petzval is advertised :