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Dallmeyer 1B Portrait Petzval 150mm F3

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History:  The Dallmeyer lens making company is one of the most famous and most renowed from the first era of photography. The most saught after series of lenses Dallmeyer produces was for sure the famous 'B' series. With its absolute stunning open aperture of F3 and genuine image quality it is a no brainer why the B series lenses are so rarely seen on the free market.


The Serial number is 5.346 and it can be cound in the Dallmeyer archives beeing sold on April 28 in the year 1863!



Condition: This brass beauty comes in a really good collectors condition. The brass shows some patina, but also a nice golden laquere. The glass here is mostly in good condition, there are minimal cleaning marks, which wont affect the image quality at all, all in all a nice condition for a lens that is over 150 years old. The lens comes with a waterhouse slot (no stops included).  The rack & pinion is complete and is still moving nicely.  Since its a very early version it doesnt offer the later added soft focus movement in the rear.



The lens has a focal lenght of 150mm (6") at a speed of F3. It will cover 4x5 format and shows a fantastic petzval bokeh in the out of focus area. As all Dallmeyer petzval lenses this one is very very sharp in the center, considering the nice falloff its the perfect tool for portraits in those formats.


The lens comes with a fitting flange.



height: 11cm
width: 7cm
weight: 600gr




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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