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A First Look at the Petzval Lens with Canon Mount

Posted by Louise L. Hagedorn on February 4, 2014 in Photos, Technology |

My Petzval Lens Kickstarter order arrived today!

Petzval Lens with the included apertures, leather case, and freebie cotton bag

Petzval Lens with the included apertures, leather case, and freebie cotton bag

Petzval lens attached to my Canon 1000D

Petzval lens attached to my Canon 1000D

Included in the kit, but not shown is a cleaning cloth, some photo prints, a camera strap, and a photo booklet with a short manual section.  I’m not going to use the camera strap because I already have a hand strap from Peak Design attached to my camera and prefer that instead.

The lens is heavy. There are no ifs or buts about it. 500 grams is a lot of weight to balance with your camera if you’re not used to it. There wasn’t enough good lighting and space for me to take a lot of pics, so I only have 2 really good test shots.

Reggie holding an orange

Reggie holding an orange

 

Reggie's picture using the star shaped aperture

Reggie’s picture using the star shaped aperture

I’ll be taking more pictures with the lens in the next few days. 

What I can say right now, is that before using the aperture plates, they need to be washed. Some were dusty, and others had residue on them. Forgetting to clean the plates will transfer the dust and residue into the lens. I also had to look for a carabiner to hold them together. I think it’ll be easy to lose them without preparing a special pouch or container for them. That aperture pouch will end up as a craft project for me if I’m not able to find a suitable container. Though I am considering a small candy tin.

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  • WOW!!!!! LOVE IT!

    • Louise L. Hagedorn

      Thanks Rica!

  • Reggie

    More pics, more pics, MORE PICS!!!!! (You know everybody’s excited when even the Furry Kids start posing 😀 )

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