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Darlot Paris Portrait Petzval 160mm F3.3

€450.00 EUR

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History: This absolute nice piece of photographic history comes from around the 1870ies. The lens is engraved on the main sleeve:


'Darlot - Paris - DA'



Condition: The brass looks really nice and authentic here, there is only minimal wear (it is unpolished) if at all. The rack & pinion mechanism is complete and amazingly still working. The lens comes without a waterhouse slot.


The most important thing: the glass is amazingly clean for most part, and shows only minor cleaning marks.

The lens has a focal lenght of 160mm at a speed of F3.3. It will work best for the 4x5 and smaller formats, showing the distinct petzval characteristic on the ground glass.


Lens comes with a flange and the original leather lenscap!



height: 12cm
width: 6cm
weight: 650gr




Insured and tracked shipping cost:

Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 30 eur
Worldwide - 80 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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