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Dallmeyer 5D Portrait Petzval ULF

€2000.00 Sold Out

History: The 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 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.

The best part here is that its the later aluminium version, which had three quite important advantages over the older brass one: first, its really lightweight, compared to its brass counterpart. Second the soft focus mechanism works by turning the lens to the left, instead of taking the lens out and fiddle around with the rear element. And last, the lens features a fully working iris aperture.

The barell looks quite nice here, there is some wear to it but also some patina. The glass was treated really good, it shows some very minimal cleaning marks, and there is a very mild edge seperation in the front element, which wont affect anything. Besides this its crystal clear, no haze, no seperation, no fungus.

With its 480mm focal lenght it will well cover 12x15 ar even 14x17 wide open.


Lens comes with a fitting flange.

height: 19cm
width: 10cm
weight: 800gr

Insured and tracked shipping cost:

Germany - 20 eur
EU* - 35 eur
Worldwide - 80 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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