Some Cool New Magazine Features + The Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens Kickstarter Campaign!
Since launching this kickstarter campaign in 2014, Lomographers have been using the Lomo’Instant for some of the coolest and most unique projects we’ve seen. Plus, with the launch of the Lomo’Instant Wide last year, instant photography is taking the world by storm—and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. With so many experimental features, it’s no wonder the Lomo’Instant has been popping up all over the Lomography Community, showcasing any kind of photography you can think of. Wedding photography? We’ve got it. Light painting? You bet. Fashion photography? Yessiree, bob! In fact, check out these instant snaps by fashion photographer Emanuele Ferrari capturing those rare “behind the scenes” moments on his recent shoot in Ibiza!
We simply can’t get enough of the Lomo’Instant love with all the great snaps out there! 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!