As well as making wide range of retro-themed film cameras and lenses, Lomography also makes ‘retro’ lenses for modern DSLR and mirrorless cameras, and its new Neptune Art Lens system goes a step further by introducing an new three-lens system sharing a common base mount. It won’t be available until 2018 but you can pre-order now, and it will come in Canon-fit, Nikon-fit and Pentax-fit versions, though adaptors for other camera types will be available.
The Neptune Convertible Art Lens system consists of a base unit which attaches directly to the camera’s lens mount, and three interchangeable front lens elements. These include a ‘Thalassa’ 35mm f/3.5 lens ideal for street photography, a ‘Despina’ 50mm f/2.8 general purpose lens and a ‘Proteus’ 80mm f/4 lens for shallow depth of field portraiture.
Also included is a macro adaptor for extra-close focusing and a series of six custom aperture plates for producing artistic bokeh effects.
The Neptune Convertible Art Lens system is manual focus only and designed for a slower, more creative approach. It won’t be cheap, alas, costing £839/$990.