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Bausch & Lomb 380mm F4.8 Petzval

€1400.00 Sold Out

History: The lens is engraved with: '4/4 PPortrait, Ralph J. Golsen, Chicago, Made by Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. 4621'. Bausch & Lomb was one of the largest optical companies back then, and still today.

The focal lenght is about 380mm (or 15") and the open aperture is around F4.8. It covers 8x10 absolutely and stretched out it will cover up to 11x14! with a destinctive petzval character in the outer region (not tested yet).

This is a really still quite light and compact design for a 15" petzval. You might almost call it a field lens (comparing to other 15" petzvals).


Condition: This brass beauty comes in a great condition. The brass looks nice and shows only minimal wear, the main barell is coated with Nickel. The rack & pinion mechanism is complete and works very smoothly. The glass is in good condition, there are two very small edge chips in the front element, it will have no effect on the image. There is no haze, fungus or anything that would affect the image quality.


It comes with a flange and is ready to shoot!



height: 23cm
width: 10cm
weight: 2400gr




Insured and tracked shipping cost:

Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 20 eur
Worldwide - 70 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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