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2 x very small Petzval lenses

€200.00 EUR

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History: Well here is something rather unusuall and rare in the same place, two very very small petzval lenses. So small, they are probably the smallest petzvals i had in my hands so far. Both are unbranded, but judging from the R&P and overall appearance i would say they are made by one of the early british manufacturers (the smaller one with the glass even reminds one of Dallmeyer when you look at the R&P).

Condition: The brass comes in a good condition, there is only minimal wear to it. The larger one comes completly without glass elements, but otherwise with a nice rack & pinion mechanism. The smaller one also comes with a working rack & pinion but also has all three glass elements complete and in very good condition.

The one with the glass elements focuses somewhere around 50-70mm (hard to measure with my 8x10). The image circle is around 60mm. It might be adapted to some full format camera, or something in that kind of line, might be used for supersmall portraits, or also as a impressing and rare piece of history.


70mm and 60mm

Insured and tracked shipping cost:

Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 20 eur
Worldwide - 65 eur

*(the site offers only 2 shipping variations, DE and worldwide. buyers from EU please either contact me beforehand for a reduced EU cost, or after buying so i can send a refund over the difference)

Importent Note: This item comes from my private collection and is around 100 years old (antique). I try my best to describe all the faults and major damage which are relevant for the function of this item. But the actuall item can show signs of wear and also some cosmetic blemishes/damage which is not described in the auction text! When buying this item the buyer agrees to this terms.

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