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Carl Zeiss Tessar 590mm F6.3 ULF

€900.00 Sold Out

This is a very massive and impressive lens made by the famous Carl Zeiss in Jena. There are quite many Tessars out there, but this one is really a unique piece for many reasons. First off, its a quite early version, still featuring the brass on the outside (most of the later ones were painted black). And then its the first and only Tessar with a Focal lenght of 590mm (23.2")! I never saw or heard anything about a similar Tessar before. Its really impressive.


The image circle of this beast is gigantic and about 75cm in diameter. It will work as a long portrait lens for 11x14 or even 20x24 formats.


The best part here, the lens comes in collectors condition: The brass is authentic and shows some wear here and there, but also a nice patina. The giant glass elements come in a very good and clear condition, showing only the usuall cleaning marks, and air bubbles. Otherwise the glass is clear and shows no haze and no fungus. The aperture is complete and moving smoothly.


The lens comes with a fitting flange.





height: 11cm
width: 11.5cm
weight: 2700gr



Insured and tracked shipping cost:

Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 30 eur
Worldwide - 60 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)






I have 100% positive feedback and try to maintain a lasting seller byuer relationship. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.


Look out for my other listings if youre interested in antique camera and wet plate equipment and ask for a shipping price withint EU (which is lower then the international shippping fee)!



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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