Dallmeyer 2A Portrait Petzval 350mm F4
History: The Dallmeyer Fast Portrait series A and B are well known for their incredible image quality. For decades those lenses were the most sought after portrait lenses out there. The A series featured an open aperture of F4 with a wider image circle compared to the B series. The 2A with its 350mm focal lenght is one of the best choices for 8x10 work, but can also be used up to 12x12 formats.
The serial number is: 108.819 which puts the lens in the early 1910es. This seems to be an 'inbetween' modell. Its painted black like the later aluminium lenses, but it still has the layout of the previous series, which were made from brass (this one is also massive brass).
This beauty comes in a really nice condition. The black laquere shows only light
wear, and a nice patina. The rack & pinion
mechanism is complete and working. Also does the soft focus in the rear
moves well from I to IIII. The glass is in a really good condition,only the usuall cleaning marks here and there, besides that its super clear and clean. A real bonus here is the fully working iris aperture!
It comes with the original flange.
Insured and tracked shipping cost:
Germany - 20 eur
EU* - 40eur
Worldwide - 120 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.