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 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: A very interesting specimen, which seems to me like an inbetween version: meaning its later then the standard brass/rear soft focus version but still not made of aluminium, like the later ones with black finish. For me this seems to unite the best of two world. You have the better front soft focus soft focus mechanism (so no need to take the lens out to change it), and it is still made of nice brass with the nice golden glow. And a big plus here: the lens features a fully working iris aperture!
The barell looks quite nice here, there is minimal 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 and leather lenscap (though its not original).
Insured and tracked shipping cost:
Germany - 20 eur
EU* - 35 eur
Worldwide - 100 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.