Darlot Objectif d'Artiste 400mm F5
History: A quite interesting lens made by Darlot which is rarily seen on the market today. The Objectif d'Artiste Anachromatique layout features two meniscus lenses opposite of eachother. The lens was designed by Pulligny & Puyo and offers a pictorealistic image with some nice diffusion to it. The lens also offers a working iris aperture for stopping down and increase the sharpness in the final image (not unlike the Eidoscope, or Verito lenses of that era). It also features a rack&pinion to increase the DOF of the final image by increasing and decreasing the distance between the two optical cells. All in all its a fascinating lens maybe not for photographers who want super sharp portraits, but rather for shooters who like the pictorealistic style.
Condition: The lens comes in a collectors condition. The brass parts come unpolished and offer a nice patina, there is minmal wear here and there but its still a beauty to look upon. The rack & pinion is there and works. The glass is in superb condition, i cant even spot cleaning marks here.
It has a focal lenght of 400mm at a speed of around F5. It will work best for 8x10 and maybe even larger formats (i think up to 11x14).
Lens 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.