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early (british) Portrait Petzval 200mm F3.6

€450.00 Sold Out

History: This nice petzval lens comes without an engraving on the outer barell, this is quite common for some european makers from that era (usually french). Comparing the barrell design and the elment casings, its origigins might be placed with one of the smaller british or german makers.

The focal lenght is about 200mm (or 8") and the open aperture is around F3.6. It covers 4x5 and would work best for 5x7 portraits, with a destinctive petzval character in the outer region.


Condition: This lens comes in a good condition. The brass looks nice with an authentic patina, it shows only minor wear. The rack & pinion mechanism is complete and still working fine. The glass is in good condition, there are some cleaning marks, besides that there is no haze, fungus or seperation visible.


It comes with a flange and is ready to shoot!





height: 13cm
width: 7cm
weight: 900gr




Insured and tracked shipping cost:

Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 20 eur
Worldwide - 50 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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