A. Laverne Group Aplanat 400mm F8
History: The Laverne workshop is one of the very early french lens makers and also one that was very well
known for the optical and built quality. This speciman is a good example
for the Rapid Rectilinear / Aplanat layout lens. It was
introduced 1866 and very fast became the to go landscape lens, since it
offered a lightweight and compact design combined with an absolute
corrected image field.
Condition: The brass is in great shape, only the lenshood shows minimal wear. The glass is a 'ok' condition, it shows minimal edge seperation but also quite some edge chips, still beeing all at the edges of the glass this wont harm the image quality that much. The image on the groundglass was very sharp.
With its focal lenght of about 400mm and an image circle of over 55cm it will cover formats up to 30cm x 40cm (or 12"x15"). The lens is overall corrected (aplanat design) and shows a remarable sharpness all throughout the image field.
The lens comes with a fitting flange!
Insured and tracked shipping cost:
Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 20 eur
Worldwide - 50 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.