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goamules
16-Oct-2008, 08:29
Many new photographers are interested in "that swirly look" or "that old fashioned look" but don't know it's often due to the petzval lens design. There are a lot of great posts on this board showing petzval shots. If you'd like to see more, in a thumbnailed collection, there is a new group on flickr called Petzval Lens Photographs (http://www.flickr.com/groups/868027@N25/).

I encourage you to add more if you like! It's fun to compare the different ways petzvals are used: with swirl, without, sharp overall, sharp center only, soft, ....

Garrett

kilimanjaro1996
16-Oct-2008, 09:11
Good idea Garrett, I just joined the group. It is much easier to find photos of particular tag or lens on flickr.

CCHarrison
26-Oct-2008, 16:19
Cool - I will add to my Petzval Lens Page

http://www.antiquecameras.net/petzvallens.html

thanks

Dan

goamules
27-Oct-2008, 14:26
Sure thing Dan. We've got nice example shots taken with petzvals in film, wetplate, and even daguerreotype. I hope we can point people to concrete examples when they ask about "an old look" on a photo they've seen. And it's a good place to show your work with petzvals too!

Colin Corneau
27-Oct-2008, 20:46
If anyone HAS a nice swirly Petzval, about 5"....well, let me lighten your load. 8^)

monsta
28-Oct-2008, 04:32
hiya all

have just picked up an old newton & Co london projection lens to mess around with, seems nice to me for 7.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3184/2980440099_41a4e3ff3f_o.jpg

cheers

john

Colin Corneau
30-Oct-2008, 20:50
Gorgeous...