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Jamin & Darlot Portrait Petzval 320mm F3.8

€1300.00 Sold Out

History: A quite early Portrait Petzval for the 8x10 format. This specimen was made by one of the most famous french lens makers workshop: Jamin in Paris.

The lens is not engraved on the outer sleeve, which was a common practise back then, but it is marked on the glass elements with:

'Jamin et Darlot Paris'

This dates to the early period from 1860 to 1862, when Jamin just partnered with Darlot. Just after two years of partnership, Jamin withdrew from the company leaving Darlot is the sole owner.

Condition: the lens is in a great condition. The brass of the lens comes mostly with a golden glow, showing only minimal wear. The rack & pinion is comple and moves smoothly. The glass is in a good condition, it shows only minor cleaning marks here and there. Overall it is clear and doesnt show any signs of seperation, haze or fungus. All in all i tested it on the ground glass and the image was very nice with a very sharp center. 

This lens has about 320mm focal lenght (13") and an open aperture of F3.8. It will work best as a portrait lens for the 8x10 and maybe 10x12 formats.

Lens comes with a fitting flange and the original brass lenscap!

height: 21cm
width: 10cm
weight: 2000gr

Insured and tracked shipping cost:

Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 40 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.

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