Derogy Aplanat No 3 1/2 (complete) 250mm F8
History: A very interesting small lens for portrait and outdoor work. Derogyone of the earliest and most reknowed optical makers in the early years of photography. He was well known and respected for his well built Aplanat and portrait petzval series. This speciman is a good example for the Rapid Rectilinear / Aplanat layout lens. It was introduced 1866 and very fast became the to go landscape lens, since it offered a lightweight and compact design combined with an absolute corrected image field.
Condition: The brass is in collectors shape, showing very minimal if any wear and a beautifull golden laquere. The best part here is the completeness of the set, it features not only the original leather lenscap, but also the complete set of waterhouse stops (6 pieces) even with the original leather case! Something that you will rarelly find at all.
The glass is a really good condition, showing not really any wear, i cant even spot any cleaning marks here.
With its focal lenght of about 250mm and an image circle of over 35cm it will cover formats up to 5x7 (or 13x18) and even 8x10 formats. The lens is overall corrected (aplanat design) and shows a remarable sharpness all throughout the image field.
The lens comes with a fitting flange, leather lenscap and full set of waterhouse stops!
Insured and tracked shipping cost:
Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 20 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.