A reinvention of a renowned 19th century portrait lens has gone on sale after campaigners raised nearly 14 times more than expected via a crowdfunding project.

The Petzval lens, the original of which dates back to the early 1840s, is designed to be compatible with Canon EF and Nikon F-mount cameras.

The brass-made lens costs £459, while a black version carries a £549 pricetag.

More than 3,000 people backed the campaign, pledging almost $1.4m via a Lomography Kickstarter project.

The target was just $100,000.

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