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Dallmeyer 3D Portrait Petzval 320mm F6

€900.00 Sold Out

History: The Dallmeyer D series are quite famous and sought after group portrait and landscape lenses. The No.3 of this series is well known for its huge image circle and absolute tack sharp center image and well defined aberrations towards the edges (the typical petzval bokeh).

The serial number is: 32.687 which dates it back into the time of 1882-85.

The lens features a focal lenght of 320mm (or 12 1/2") and a F6 starting aperture. Google Dallmeyer 4D or 5D for sample images/plates done with this beauty. There are some out there.

The condition of this specimen is very good. The brass shows only light wear and a fine patina. The rack & pinion is complete but doesnt move well. But more important the glass is clear here, showing only a light edge seperation in the front and minimal cleaning marks/specs, both wont affect image quality at all, and besides that there is no haze, fungus or any damage.

The lens features a waterhouse slot (no stops included) and a working soft focus adjustment in the rear.

With its 320mm focal lenght it will well cover 8x10 ar even 10x12 wide open, and up to 11x14 on portrait range.


Lens comes with a fitting flange.

height: 12cm
width: 6.5cm
weight: 800gr

Insured and tracked shipping cost:

Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 30 eur
Worldwide - 60 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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