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C. Burr Portrait Petzval 290mm F3.3 (Dallmeyer 3B clone)

€1500.00 Sold Out

History: This specimen was made by one of the best early british lens and camera makers, Charles Burr in London. It seems to be Burrs answer to Dallmeyer 3B potrait lens. WIth the same focal lenght and almost similar F stop it seems to be good match to the famous lens. And Burr was well known for his built and optical quality, his lenses did rival back then with those of Ross and Dallmeyer.


Condition: This beauty comes in a good condition. The brass shows minimal wear, but also an authentic golden glow. The rack & pinion is complete and works, though a bit jumpy at times. The giant glass elements are in a very good condition. There are the usually feint cleaning marks, but really not to much here. As always they wont affect image quality at all. Besides that there is no seperation, fungus or haze.


With its fast open aperture of F3.3 and a focal lengh of 290mm (or 11.5"), this lens will work from fullplate up to 8x10 formats, showing some fine character on portrait range. It is the 3B for a smaller budget!


It comes with a flange and is ready to shoot!



height: 17cm
width: 10cm
weight: 2400gr



Insured and tracked shipping cost:

Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 30 eur
Worldwide - 80 eur





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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