The Daguerreotype Achromat is directly inspired by the world’s first photographic optic lens – a 19th century invention created by Charles Chevalier for the Daguerreotype camera. Almost two centuries later, we’ve reworked it as a powerful tool for modern-day photographers and cinematographers.

Celebrating the great return of dreamy imagery, you can alternate between razor-sharp images, or drape your world in silky soft focus. Control depth of field in a whole new way – with endless bokeh effects and the brand new Lumière and Aquarelle Waterhouse Aperture Plates. Master light, diverse moods, and dramatic special effects.

Designed and handcrafted in a small manufactory, the Achromat lens has been reinvented for use with modern-day digital and analogue cameras – available in Canon EF, Nikon F or Pentax K SLR mounts, and compatible with a multitude of other cameras using adapter mounts. The lens is available in a sleek brass or black finish.

All the way from the eye-catching design down to the very smallest detail, the technical features of the Daguerreotype have been fine-tuned to provide an incredible photographic experience.

Holy crowdfunding success Batman! Lomography has done it again, and by “done it” we mean launched an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign.

– Petapixel

Lomography has long been known to bring back the charm and fun of vintage photography, but they have just gone a step further and recreated the world’s first photographic lens. — the Daguerrotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens.

- Hypebeast

The lens is designed to offer crisp sharpness, silky soft focus, and control of depth of field with multiple bokeh effects.

- Ephotozine

Lomography’s brand new Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens is the ultimate throwback to the world’s first optic lens from 1839.

- Format

La marque Lomography sort une version revisitée du de l’Achromat, une optique ludique et créative reprenant les caractéristiques de son aïeul.

– Réponses Photo

Lomography’s Art series lenses always have something special about them, and its latest on Kickstarter is a sheer beauty

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Technical Information:

  • Focal Length: 64mm
  • Maximum Aperture: f/2.9
  • Apertures: Waterhouse aperture set, up to f/16
  • Lens Mounting Profile: Canon EF, Nikon F or Pentax K
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 0,5m
  • Focusing Mechanism: helicoid
  • Image circle: 44mm
  • Field of view: 37 degrees
  • Filter Thread: 40.5mm
  • Electronic Contacts: No
  • Construction: 2 elements in 1 group