In 2008, I wrote an article on the history of Petzval lenses, posted here. While a good first attempt, the article needed updating, editing, additional fact checking and endnotes. Serendipitously, in the spring of 2013, I was asked by The Photographic Historical Society of New Englandto providesome content for the 40th Anniversary edition of their publication, The Journal, which prompted me to significantly update the article over the past 6 months. After much anticipation, the article was finally published in December 2013 in Issue # 171 of The Journal; New England Journal of Photographic History.
Cover Photo by Dan Patterson 2013
My thanks to Amanda Smith, editor of The Journal, for greatly improving this piece. I'd also like to thank Whitey Morange, President of PHSNE, for gently pushing me to work on this project. It was far more work than I thought, but I am glad I did it. Lastly, thanks to Alex Timmermans for providing a few of the images for the article. Alex is a talented artist and I appreciate his contributions.
Below is the authors copy of this article.
Article Copyright 2014 by Dan Colucci. All Rights Reserved.
Valen Rei has translated this article in Chinese. You can download a copy of this translation below by clicking the PDF icon.