Duplouich Lucidior 220mm F3.8 Soft Focus
History: A super rare and mystirious lens, the Duplouich Anastigmat Dissymmetrique Lucidio offers a very unique image quality. It is a four elements layout which offers a sharp but slightly pictorial image when shot wide open, and gets tack sharp when stopped down. It is best compared with a Universal Heliars 'glow' around the edges, when its the soft focus is on. I did test it on the groundglass and i find the results very intruiging.
With its 75° imaging angle and a razor sharp DOF it can be used for stunning portraiture work on 5x7 and up to 8x10 formats.
Here is some info about the lens that can be found on the net:
Condition: The brass looks very good here, there is not much wear. It is coated with a dark golden laquere which still protects the brass beneath. Lens comes with a working iris aperture, which moves smoothly from F3.8 to F32. The glass is a good condition also, showing only cleaning marks and specs, without any haze or fungus.
The lens comes with the original flange and leather lenscap!
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.