Dallmeyer 4A Portrait Petzval 450mm F4
From time to time you will see a lens appearing here, which
is rarely sold at all. You can look up ebay history and i doubt that you
will find a Dallmeyer 4A beeing sold there. As far as i know the last
4A was sold in 2021 (by me). So this might be the only chance to grab
one of those really rare birds.
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.
Condition: This brass beauty comes in a good overall condition. The rack & pinion was replaced at some point, but works most of the way as it is now. The lens comes with a waterhouse slot and even with one original waterhouse stop.
The soft focus mechanism in the rear is complete and works smoothly. The impressive glass elements are in a good condition too, some cleaning streaks here and there but nothing that would affect the image quality the slightest. Overall the glass is clear and clean.
With its fast
open aperture of F4 and a focal
lengh of 450mm (or 18"), this lens will work from 8x10 to 12x15 format
(maybe even 14x17 if you really want to see alot of petzval
character in your images and some light vignietting).
It comes with the original flange.
Insured and tracked shipping cost:
Germany - 30 eur
EU* - 100 eur
Worldwide - 200 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.