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
The Serial number (25.051) which dates the lens in the year 1875.
Condition: This brass beauty comes in a good condition. The brass shows quite some patina, but also the nice golden laquere. The rack & pinion are complete but moving a bit heavy from time to time. The glass on the other hand is in really good condition, there are some cleaning marks here and there, but otherwise its crispy clear and shows no seperation or chips. The lens comes with a waterhouse slot, and one waterhouse stop is even included.
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 a fitting flange and one waterhouse stop.
Insured and tracked shipping cost:
Germany - 20 eur
EU* - 40 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.