Analog photography experts Lomography have decided to head back to the 19th century to resurrect a popular lens of the era, the Petzval. Invented in the 1800s by Joseph Petzvel, the company is launching a Kickstarter to aid in the development and manufacturing of a 21st century version of the lens complete with the Petzval's signature bokeh effect. The new model will be built by Zenit in Russia and is brass just like the original and will have a smoother focus, an 85mm focal length, a maximum aperture of f/2.2, and is compatible with both Nikon F and Canon EF lens mounts. $499 (retail), Kickstarter
Lomography recreates the world's first photographic optic lens
One of the most important lenses in photographic history.