Dallmeyer 2B Portrait Lens 220mm F3
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
This particular lens is quite an early speciman, it was made before 1865 so it was not yet engraved with the B series, but looking up the Serial number (15.692)shows that it was sold as a 2B in the year 1860.
Condition: This brass beauty comes in a great condition. The brass looks nice and shows only minimal wear. The glass is in a good condition, besides the usuall cleaning marks there is no real damage or wear here. The lens comes with a waterhouse slot (no stops included). The rack & pinion mechanism is not working well (rather jumpy), but is complete otherwise.
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 rather connected to the lens (probably stuck).
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.