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Exuding character, poise and style, meet the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Brass, Chrome Plated.


With a timeless chrome finish that looks stunning on analogue and digital cameras, this chrome plated Art Lens exudes a cool elegance that captures the room wherever it goes. Whether you’re shooting summer festivals, urban life, glamour, fashion, the great outdoors or so much more, it’s the ultimate photographic tool.



Handcrafted to let you lose yourself in the moment, this Art Lens is clad in a sleek chrome plating that protects it from wear and tear. It retains that beautiful vintage outlook you love, but is covered with modern high-quality paint that’s resistant to rubs and scratches. It’s built for the free spirits who can’t put it down.


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, black or chrome-plated 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

- Digit


  • 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