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E. Suter Portrait Petzval 280mm F3.5 (very early!)

€1300.00 EUR

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History: A very early Portrait petzval for the 5x7 and 8x10 format. E. Suter was one of the earliest and most reknowed optical makers in the early years of photography in Switzerland. 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. The lens features the engraving:

' No. 406 - E. SUTER OPT. - BASEL.'



Condition: The lens is in an absolute collectors condition! The brass of the lens comes with a golden patina, showing only minimal wear (only to the hood actually). The glass is in a really good condition, with minimal cleaning marks and a couple of edge chips in the rear element, which wont affect the image to the slightest(!), otherwise it is super clear.


This lens has about 280mm focal lenght (11") and an open aperture of F3.5. It will cover 5x7 and 8x10 format with a nice petzval character especially at portrait distance.


Lens comes with the original flange, and also a fitting waterhouse stop (F8).





height: 19cm
width: 10cm
weight: 2100gr





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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