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early Bourquin Petzval 300mm F3.8

€1200.00 EUR

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History: A very early portrait petzval for the 8x10 format. As with many early french lenses it doesnt feature an engraving on the outer barrel, but both, the front and one of the rear elements are marked with lead on the glass with 'Bourquin'.

Bourquin was among the very first opticians who made photographic equipment in the early 1840ies!  He is also well known for his Dragon box camera which is also featured in the George Eastman Museum:

Condition: the lens is in very nice and authentic condition. The brass of the lens comes with an authentic and warm patina, showing only minimal wear. The rack & pinion is comple and working. The lens was made before the waterhouse era, so it doesnt feature a waterhouse slot. The glass is in quite good condition, it shows only very light cleaning marks, but overall it is very clear and doesnt show any signs of seperation or damage.

This lens has about 300mm focal lenght (12") and an open aperture of F3.8. It will cover 5x7 and 8x10 format with a nice petzval character especially at portrait distance.

Lens comes with a fitting flange and the original brass lenscap.

height: 20cm
width: 9cm
weight: 2200gr

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.

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