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Derogy Convertible Petzval 140mm F3.6

€600.00 EUR

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History: This very early Petzval layout lens comes from one of the most exclusive french lens making workshops: Derogy Paris. This lens was introduced in 1858 and called: Objectif a foyers multiples et lentilles addictionelles. It features the portrait petzval layout, but it also offers more options, like the additional glass element which changes the focal lenght. For easier use it also features the Derogy bayonet system, which greatly improved the changing the inner elements.

Condition: The condition is very good here, i would say it makes a fine specimen in any collection or any shooters cabinet. The brass is authentic and unpolished, while the glass is mostly clear, showing some only minor cleaning marks and specs here and there.


The lens has a focal lenght of 140mm at a speed of F3.6. It will work best for 4x5 formats with fine petzval characteristic on the ground glass.


Lens comes with a flange (not original but holds the lens well), a washer stop and a middle glass element.


height: 10cm
width: 5.5cm
weight: 600gr



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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