My son Christopher alerted me to this Kickstarter project with a difference. It's a great project in Vienna, Austria which is going to be a great piece of equipment for portrait photographers. Its only been up for a couple of days (according to the Kickstarter Page) and is already nearly 6 times oversubscribed. I think it's partly due to the great video they made to explain the project. Good luck to them. This is clearly going to succeed.
In the 19th Century, the vast majority of photos were shot with the extremely popular Petzval lens. The lens was invented by Joseph Petzval in Vienna in 1840 and had a huge impact on the development of photography. Photos shot with a Petzval lens are immediately recognizable for their sharpness and crispness, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field. The totally distinctive look of Petzval photos is all about the fantastic lens design that gives you the satisfaction of the instant optic experience that goes far beyond using photo editing software and filters.