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Dallmeyer 3B Portrait Petzval 290mm F3 (classic)

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History: The Dallmeyer 'Series B' was by then one of the most known and highly praised portrait petzval lenses back in the early days. This didnt change untill today, where the wet plate community holds the B series in high regards.

The serial number: '72.463' looking through the Dallmeyer archives it can be dated to the year 1910.



Condition: This brass beauty comes in a nice and authentic condition. The brass shows some patina, but also the nice golden laquere. The rack & pinion is complete and working. The glass on the other hand is in really good condition, there are some minimal cleaning marks here and there, but otherwise its crispy clear and shows no seperation or chips.

The lens comes with a waterhouse slot (no stops included) and an aftermarket lenscap.


The 3B offers a focal lengh of 290mm and a starting aperture of F3. It will work best for 5x7 and 8x10 portraiture work. It is THE dream lens for those formats.



It comes with a fitting flange.



height: 21cm
width: 10cm
weight: 2300gr


Insured and tracked shipping cost:

EU* - 60 eur
Worldwide - 120 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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