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Dallmeyer 3A Portrait Petzval 400mm F4

€2900.00 Sold Out

History: The Dallmeyer Fast Portrait series A and B are well known for their incredible image quality.  For decades those lenses were the top of the top for reknowed portrait studios. The A series featured an open aperture of F4 with a wider image circle compared to the B series.

This is a nice version of the first series with a fine and beautifull brass finish. The serial number is: 66.896 which puts it in the year 1902.

The lens offers a focal lenght of  400mm at a starting aperture of F4. In my opinion one of the best portrait lenses for 10x12 and 11x14 formats, that is out there.

Condition: The best part about this beauty is that it comes in a very authentic collectors condition. The brass shows a nice golden glow and a fantastic patina with minimal signs of wear. The glass is in a great condition, there are some usuall cleaning marks, but overall the glass is crispy clear and offers a fantastic image on the ground glass. The rack & pinion is complete and still working. The diffusion mechanism in the rear moves quite smoothly forth and back.

The lens comes with a nice aftermarket leather lenscap and two fitting waterhouse stops made from black cardboard, which can be used right away, or used as templates for more stops.

It comes with the original flange.

height: 25cm
width: 12cm
weight: 3000gr

Insured and tracked shipping cost:

Germany - 20 eur
EU* - 60 eur
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.

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