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Dallmeyer 2B Portrait Lens 220mm F3

€1200.00 EUR

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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 (21.587) shows that it was sold as a 2B in the early 1860ies.



Condition: This brass beauty comes in a great condition. The brass looks nice and shows only minimal to no wear. The glass is in a great condition also, there is no speration or any larger scratches, only minimal cleaning marks as always. The lens comes with a waterhouse slot (no stops included).  The soft focus mechanism in the rear does work smoothly. Also the rack & pinion mechanism is complete and working.


The 2B offers a focal lengh of 220mm and a starting aperture of F3. It will work best for 4x5 and 5x7 portraiture work. Actually its a dream lens for those formats.



It comes with the original flange, which is even engraved with 'Dallmeyer 2B'.



height: 16cm
width: 7.5cm
weight: 1150gr


Insured and tracked shipping cost:

Germany - 20 eur
EU* - 25 eur
Worldwide - 65 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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