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Derogy Portrait Petzval 180mm F3.3

€550.00 EUR

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Condition: This very old Petzval design lens comes from one of the most exclusive french lens making workshop: Derogy Paris. This fantastic piece of history comes in a nice authentic condition. It shows only minor wear and quite some patina, the brass has a warm golden laquere and was not polished. The rack & pinion mechanism is complete and working quite well. The glass on the other hand is mostly nice, it is very clear and only both rear elements show cleaning marks and an edge chip. Overall a good condition for its age.

History: Derogy s workshop was one of the very early and achieved high respect for his photographic lenses. This specimen comes with the personal engraving:

'Derogy Fabt - Bte, s.g.d.g. - a Paris'

the serial number is very low with:  12.034 which puts it in the very early 1860ies!


The lens has a focal lenght of 180mm at a speed of F3.3. It will cover 4x5 and will even work for nice 5x7 portraits with a very thin DOF and fine petzval characteristic on the ground glass.


Lens comes with a flange.


height: 15cm
width: 7cm
weight: 850gr


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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