E Suter Portrait Petzval 220mm F3.75
History: A very interesting Portrait petzval especially for
format. Emil Suter was one 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 series, and also for the Rapid
Portrait series which had a portrait petzval layout.
Condition: The lens is in very nice and authentic condition. The brass of the lens comes with minor wear and a fantastic golden patina. The glass is in a really really good condition, i cant hardly spot any cleaning marks here, seems it was treated really well over the years.
has about 220mm focal lenght (8.5") and an open aperture of
F3.75. It will cover 4x5 but work really best for the 5x7 (and maybe even fullplate) format. The specs and the optical quality really comes close to that of the famous Dallmeyer 2B. The center shows a tack sharp image, while the background smoothly falls off towards the edges: a fantastic portrait lens for those formats.
Lens comes with the fitting flange, a fitting waterhouse stop (selfmade) and a leather lenscap.
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.