This is a beautiful and buttery lens!
The daguerreotype was the first publicly available photographic process—widely used during the 1840s and 1850s. “Daguerreotype” also refers to the images created through this process.
This lens is very manual – and is a modern interpretation offered by the company “Lomography”. The apertures are separate metal inserts located towards the end of the lens. It is a tough lens to get correct – focus can be very sharp directly in the middle – but falls off quickly in a tight radius. Thus, the look is very vintage and old-school – and artsy – which is why I love it. I also have an adapter to make it into a macro lens – by just flipping the lens around on the camera body!