Darlot Portrait Petzval 330mm F4
'Darlot Opticien - Paris'
'AD - 33016'
The layout and the serial number puts the lens in the late 1870ies.
The focal lenght is about 330mm (or 13") and the open aperture is around F4. It will work best for 8x10 and 10x12 format with a destinctive petzval character in the outer region.
Condition: This brass beauty comes in a great condition. The brass looks nice and shows a fantastic patina. The lens features a waterhouse slot (but not stops are included). The rack & pinion is complete and moving smoothly. The glass is in great condition, there are only very few cleaning marks, which is rather unusuall for such an old lens. There is no haze, fungus or anything that would affect the image quality.
It comes with a flange.
Insured and tracked shipping cost:
Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 30 eur
Worldwide - 90 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.