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Antique Petzval 135mm F3.3

€300.00 Sold Out

Condition: This quite nice Petzval design lens was probably made in england (if you compare the rack & pinion mechanism and other small details, like the large lenshood). The brass comes unpolished with some patina, there is some minmal wear here and there but its still nice to look upon. The rack & pinion is thereand works surprisingly smooth. The glass is in good condition for the most part, there is a hint of edge seperation in the front element and also some cleaning marks as always, but besides that there is no haze, fungus or anything that would impair the imaging quality here.

The lens comes unbranded, i suspect it to be a quite early example of british lenses (might be Burr, or Dallmeyer).


It has a focal lenght of 135mm at a speed of F3.3. It will work best as a portrait lens for 4x5 formats with a distinct petzval characteristic on the ground glass.


Lens comes with a flange that is probably not original, but holds the lens well.




height: 7cm
width: 6cm
weight: 450gr





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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