designboom met charles adler at the BODW conference in hong kong to discuss his professional background, his views on the social and cultural values of kickstarter, and what we can expect from him next.
Back in 2013, photographer Denys Ivanichek put together a Kickstarter in an effort to release the Petzvar 120mm F/3.8 medium format portrait lens. With the success of similar projects like the Lomography Petzval lenses, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that it was a total success. Now, Ivanichek is back on Kickstarter in an effort to create a new version of the Petzvar 120mm F/4 specifically for Hasselblad 200 and 500 series shooters.
One of the big differences between the two lenses is the inclusion of a leaf shutter, which makes this lens optimized for use with 500 series bodies. It will still work with 200 and 2,000 series bodies as well, though, thanks to the V-mount.
The lens uses a classic Petzval arrangement for the elements, which produces some very specific and often very desirable effects, the most pronounced of which is a distinct swirly bokeh. From the looks of the prototype it’s actually a rather beautiful looking lens, in both its build and its somewhat quirky optical performance.
As part of the Kickstarter, Ivanichek is making some of the older F/3.8 models of the lens available in small quantities for various mounts like the Pentacon 6 and Mamiya in addition to Hasselblad. They start between $ 450 and $ 500.
The new F/4 version with the leaf shutter takes more work and parts, so those start at $ 700 (the $ 650 early bird offers are all gone).
It’s a pretty specific piece to add to a kit, but it’s one that addresses a very popular trend in lifestyle and wedding photography at the moment.
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