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Lomography Petzval Art Lens

The New Lomography Petzval Art Lens is a stunning reinvention of the legendary Petzval Lens, which was first conceived of in Vienna, Austria, in 1840.
— http://microsites.lomography.com/petzval-lens/

As usual, anything nice I have is because my wife buys it for me :)  Enter, the Petzval Lomography Art Lens.   This is a FULLY manual lens.  Not only is it manual focus, but it comes with 10 different aperture plates (3 of which are 'fun' shaped [see star shot below]) that you drop into the lens to change your aperture size and depth of field. 

This lens also has a signature swirl  "bokeh" look (which you can see in the flower image I took below)

The lens itself is a beautiful piece or art.  When I have it mounted to my Canon DSLR, it turns quite a few heads.

by Michael Clemens