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Carl Zeiss Apochromat Tessar 1170mm F12.5 ULF

€1400.00 EUR

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This is a very massive and impressive lens made by one of the most reknowed german lens makers: Carl Zeiss. This specimen features an impressive focal lenght of 1170mm (or 46") at a max. aperture of F12.5. The image circle of this beast is gigantic, almost 2m wide open, more if stopped down. It will work very well for Ultra Large Format projects with formats up to 80"x80" and larger! You might even shoot a 1:1 body portrait.

The apochromatic lens design offered the very best optically corrected images that one can image. And that all over the image field, not only center.


The condition of the lens is quite good. The black laquere shows some wear but also an authentic patina. The most important thing: the glass is in a really good condition, i cant spot anything wrong there besides some cleaning marks here and there, its absolutely clear. The lens never had an aperture, but a waterhouse slot. I also include 5 fitting waterhouse stops to this auction, this way you always have control of the aperture.

The lens comes with a fitting flange and even a leather lenscap.







height: 12cm
width: 14cm
weight: 3000gr



Insured and tracked shipping cost:

Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 30 eur
Worldwide - 90 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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