Dallmeyer 5D Portrait Petzval 480mm F6
Dallmeyer D series are quite famous and sought after group portrait and
landscape lenses. The No.5 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 here is: 88.905 which dates the lens back to the early 1910ies.
This is the latest version of the D series, which came with some advantages compared to the early brass ones:
1) it is way lighter then the early version, slightly above 1kg compared to almost 2kg
2) it offers a nice and working iris aperture, for full control
3) it offers the front soft focus movement, instead of the old one, where you needed to take out the lens from the camera to change it.
The lens features a focal lenght of 480mm (or 19") and a F6 starting aperture. Google Dallmeyer 4D or 5D for sample images/plates done with this beauty. There are some out there.
Condition: The condition of this lens is very good. The black laquere is mostly intact and shows only some wear on the lenshood. The glass is really good here, there are a couple of cleaning streaks and minimal specs, but this wont affect the image quality at all. Overall its very clear and produces a very sharp image.
With its 480mm focal lenght it will well cover 12x15 ar even 14x17 wide open.
Lens comes with the original flange.
Insured and tracked shipping cost:
Germany - 20 eur
EU* - 40 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.