Lomography’s history is undoubtedly rich with history hailing all the way from 1982 came about in a delightful accident. Since camera’s back them were considered fragile due to its intricate and delicate materials and components. General Igor Petrowitsch Kornitzky right-hand man to the USSR Minister of Defense and Industry smacked a little Japanese compact camera, the Cosina CX-1 on Michail Panfilowitsch Panfiloff and since then the rest is history. Bring us Lomography cameras.
Lomography reinvented the photography scene with its all time classics such as the Fisheye, Holga, Diana just to name a few. Now, the company has brought its latest Ultra-Wide Atoll Lens hits Kickstarter which is designed to be used with full-frame mirrorless camera systems. Adding more to its current lineup of camera lenses which can be used for different camera systems.
The all manual lens with a native design for Leica M rangefinder cameras sports a 17mm f/2.8 for full-frame mirrorless camera systems. The lens will also be usable with Canon RF, Nikon Z, or Sony E mirrorless as the needed adapters will be provided with the lens. As of now, there’s no news of Lomography offering adapters for other systems but readily available for Fujifilm X, L-mount, and Micro Four Thirds cameras.
Furthermore, the wide angle lens is able to capture up to 103 degrees on a full frame system and due to its rectilinear optical design, there won’t be that fish eye distortion. The lens is able to focus about 0.25m but when paired with the included Close-up adapter, it gets closer with 0.1m
Also, Lomography is not making the Atoll just as a photo lens since manual focus lens are also very popular in videography and the wide view and close focus can set shots apart from those captured with other lenses.
Currently, the Atoll Ultra-Wide Art Lens is available for purchase on Kickstarter now with an early bird pricing of $399 (RM1619) within the first 24 hours of order. The Atoll will be selling for $549 (RM2227) when it hits the general market in August. If you’re interested, click here.