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Dallmeyer 5D Portrait Petzval 480mm F6

€2800.00 EUR

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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).

This is probably the best version, because it features the newer front soft mechanism layout but is still made out of brass.

1) it is lighter then the early version,  slightly above 1.5kg compared to almost 2kg

2) it offers a nice and working iris aperture, for full aperture 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.

The condition of this lens is very good. The golden protecting laquere is fully intact and shows only minimal wear. The glass  is good here, there are some circular cleaning marks on the front element and some scuffs on the rear, still nothing that would affect the image quality. The image on the groundglass is tack sharp in the center.

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

Lens comes with the a fitting flange.

height: 18cm
width: 10cm
weight: 1500gr

Insured and tracked shipping cost:

Germany - 20 eur
EU* - 50 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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