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



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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.

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RESISTANT TO LIFE.

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.



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History

This section goes out to all you history lovers. And a pretty neat story it is, too!

We're gathered here today because some 175+ years ago, two messrs. Charles Chevalier and Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre changed history: they gave the world practical photography.

The magic was made possible in 1835, thanks to two elements. The first was a Daguerreotype camera, invented by Nicéphore Niépce and perfected by Louis Daguerre – after whom it was named. A Daguerreotype camera was essentially a large wooden box. Utilising the light-sensitive properties of silver salts, it produced photographs on silver coated plates – before negatives were invented.

The second element was the very first photographic lens in the world, built by Charles Chevalier – an ingenious achromat design which has been our inspiration. Adding this lens to the Daguerreotype camera made it a successful photographic process.

The Daguerreotype camera captured the first ever picture of a human being, at Boulevard du Temple in Paris, in 1838.
The patent was publicly announced on the 19th of August, 1839, when the French government presented the Daguerreotype process as a gift "free to the world". 1839 has since been the official birth year of photography.

© Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre, France