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    Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens Announcement

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    The design and construction of Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art bears references to the lens designed in the 19th century by Charles Chevalier, which was used to capture one of the first photographs showing a man, taken by Louis Jacques Daguerre.

     

    The lens has already been available in the company's offer for some time, in gold and black color versions. Now, the company is presenting a chrome version.

     

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    1). Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art

     

    The construction of the lens is very simple. It consists of two elements placed in only one group.

     

    Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art has the focal length of 64mm and the light f/2.9. The aperture is the ring Watehouse system, which is rarely used nowadays.

     

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    2). Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art

     

    Of course, the lens doesn't have autofocus. Its minimum focus distance is 0.5m. The lens makes it possible to mount filters with the diameter of 40.5mm.

     

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    3). Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art

     

    Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens is already available on sale, with Nikon F and Canon EF mounts. The lens costs $499.

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