I came across this blog that taked about the new Lomo Petzval 58mm lens. I love old brass lenses but don't know a lot about them and always looking to learn. I think that it's cool that there is enough interest in them to have a company create new brass lenses like the Petzval.
After looking at the sample images I must say that in my opinion that I am a little disappointed. I don't know if I like the swirly bokeh that this lens produces. It seems a bit artificial and nothing like the beautiful swirly bokeh from other older lenses that I have seen. I think someone in the comment section said that it felt gimmicky and was like a lensbaby.
All that being said, physically it's a beautiful looking lens. It's just not fitting with my aesthetics but may for others. Opinions?