Gallery: The unique portraiture of the Petzval Lens

With its sharp focus and bokeh effect backgrounds photos taken by the Petzval lens are unmistakeable

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The Petzval lens was invented in 1840 but it's unique attributes are still admired today. New York-based photography specialists Lomography have completed a Kickstarter campaign to bring the all-brass lens back to life and shared with The Independent the best snaps taken with their only prototype.