Hey all you lovely backers—It’s been a while! Last year, we kept you updated with the progress on our LomoScanner 2.0 App, but since then, we haven’t had a chance to chat. We’ve missed you! How have you been? We hope you’re continuing to use that wonderful Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner to keep the analogue spirit alive. And to help inspire you for some serious scanning, here are a new feature from our Online Magazine!
Even 3 years after the launch, the Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner is still a fan favorite in the Analogue Community! But that’s not all that we wanted to share with you. By now you’ve probably heard through the grapevine that we’re introducing a new member to the Lomography Art Lens Family—the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens! Because we have such passionate and supportive backers, we’ve decided to launch this lens through a new campaign—and we wanted to tell you all about it right here on Kickstarter.
The Daguerreotype Achromat Lens is inspired by the first photographic optic created in 1839 by Charles Chevalier and brings forth the return of a long-lost aesthetic: the soft-focused and painterly quality of 19th century France. Not only does the Daguerreotype Achromat Lens produce a distinctive dream-like character, but it also allows you to capture crystal sharp photographs. In addition to the regular Waterhouse Aperture Plates—with which you can capture anywhere from velvety soft focus at f/2.9 to striking sharpness from f/5.6 onwards—we’re also including 2 new unique Aperture Plate sets. With the Lumière and Aquarelle Aperture plates, you can immerse your imagery in a silky veil of light, reminiscent of Romanticist and Impressionist masters such as Claude Monet and Georges Seurat. This versatile 64mm handcrafted optic is compatible with Canon EF and Nikon F mount cameras, as well as a host of other digital and analogue cameras with the use of mount adapters. Help us bring back this unique 19th century aesthetic to 21st century photographs and films—back us on Kickstarter today!