Lomography Lomogon 2.5/32 Art Lens

Photography has become so much more mainstream since the dawn of the smartphone and the fantastic quality of camera that they possess but there is something much more rewarding about taking photos on a conventional camera and you can ramp up the quality of the images you capture with this brilliant looking Lomogon 2.5/32 Art Lens from Lomography which is funding over on Kickstarter as we speak.

The Lomography Lomogon 2.5/32 Art Lens on Kickstarter is billed as a handcrafted lens which is designed to electrify your street adventures and bring life to the images that you capture. Lomography’s legendary aesthetic meets cutting-edge optical quality with this spectacular, vintage looking lens and it’s not difficult to see why it has taken the crowdfunding platform by storm. With a price tag starting at $350 (some 30% off retail), this superb looking lens is available in black aluminium and brass varieties and will enhance the aesthetics of your camera and the quality of the photos you take simultaneously.

Picture Perfect

Capable of adding a real visual pop to your photographs, the Lomography Lomogon 2.5/32 Art Lens aims to deliver unmistakable pictures by enhancing colours and contrast for a much more impactful image. The Lomogon is similar to the character of the Lomo LC-A+ with its perfectly round apertures which produce one-of-a-kind, circular bokeh – which is different from any modern-day lens. This lens allows you to get dramatically close or wonderfully wide. Made for speed, the dial-styled aperture mechanism goes from f/2.5 to f/11 in a split second – meaning you won’t ever miss a moment again.

The thoroughly impressive Lomography Lomogon 2.5/32 Art Lens on Kickstarter has been assembled entirely by hand, and it brings to mind the timeless qualities of traditional craftsmanship. This incredibly striking lens is compatible with analogue and digital SLRs, as well as mirrorless cameras so it offers the sort of versatility that modern photography aficionados are going to appreciate. This excellent bit of camera kit has been tested by photographers and videographers from all corners of the world, and was born into a life of wanderlust and travel.

With a design that seeks to refresh street and travel photography, the Lomography Lomogon has a 32 mm focal length to widen your world. But this isn’t your standard wide-angle lens, however, and in the age of black plastic equipment, hyper-communication, and digital saturation, Lomography wanted this tool to put the adventure back into your everyday stories. They have taken inspiration from vintage optics for a retro aesthetic that acts as a wanderlust catalyst from the outside, while producing timeless character from the inside.

Fuss Free Aperture 

The Lomography Lomogon 2.5/32 Art Lens aims to make taking pictures as streamlined as possible and has a dial-styled aperture mechanism which works effortlessly with Lomography’s signature click-and-stop feeling, which means that you can feel each aperture lock into place as you dial through them. Switching through apertures has never been simpler and more rewarding than with this top notch piece of camera apparatus.

With a price tag starting at $350, this obviously isn’t a cheap addition to your line up of photography equipment but it is one that is going to significantly enhance the quality of the photos you take. If you’ve liked what you’ve seen, you’re going to have to move quickly as there are only a few hours remaining on their Kickstarter campaign and a chance to get up to 30% off on the final retail price.

Leo is the owner of The Coolector and writes about the stuff he loves. And some stuff that he merely likes.