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Darlot Jamin Portrait Petzval 330mm F4.5

€1300.00 EUR

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History: A very early Portrait Petzval for the 8x10 format. This specimen comes engraved with:

'ANGne Mon Jamin - DARLOT Sr - Paris'

This engraving dates the lens to the early years 1863-64 right after Darlot took over Jamins workshop.


Condition: the lens is in very nice condition. The brass of the lens comes mostly with an authentic and warm patina, showing only minimal wear. The rack & pinion is comple and working, though it seems to have been repaired at some point. The lens was made before the waterhouse era, but there is a retrofitted waterhouse slot on the main barrell. The glass is in a rather ok condition, it shows quite some cleaning marks in the rear, and some specs in the front. But 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 330mm focal lenght (13") and an open aperture of F4.5. It will cover 8x10 and maybe even 10x12 format with a nice petzval character especially at portrait distance.


Lens comes with a fitting flange.





height: 20cm
width: 10cm
weight: 1800gr





Insured and tracked shipping cost:

Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 30 eur
Worldwide - 70 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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