Shooting Softness and Sharpness with the Petzval 85 Art Lens

When shooting portraits, it's essential to keep a sharp focus on your subject. Fashion portraits are more lenient, though — you have the liberty to experiment with different effects. Hong Kong-based photographer Tung Tung Tung enjoys this creative freedom with the Petzval 85 Art Lens, as shown in these fashion portraits.

Photos: Tung Tung Tung

Tung Tung Tung likes portraiture, regardless if she's working with film or digital. For these photos, she used a Canon 5D Mark III DSLR and a Nikon FM film SLR paired with the Petzval 85. The art lens allowed her to frame her models in a backdrop of swirly bokeh while maintaining a sharp central focus.

Photos: Tung Tung Tung

To take advantage of the beautifully soft bokeh, it's highly recommended to capture your subject against a patterned background and shoot with an open aperture. For classic sharp portraits, shoot with a closed aperture. Either way, you'll achieve impressive portraits, just like Tung Tung Tung's work!


  • Wardrobe: SKETCHAROUND
  • Art Direction: Kan & Priscilla
  • Hair & Makeup: Shirley Mak
  • Model: Jonas N. & Alexia R.

Love shooting portraits? Then the Petzval 85 Art Lens is a great choice for you. Shoot sharp portraits as you drape your subject in swirly bokeh. Drop by our online shop or one of our worldwide gallery stores to get your hands on this premium lens!

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New Petzval 85 Art Lens

New Petzval 85 Art Lens

Photos shot with a New Petzval 85mm lens are immediately recognizable for their super-sharp focus areas and wonderful swirly bokeh effect.

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