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Cooke Portrait Petzval 220mm F3.8

€450.00 EUR

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History: A very interesting Portrait Petzval for the 5x7 and fullplate format. The lens has an engraving on the outer sleeve, but its barelly readable. Looking closely i would assign it to Cooke, London. John Cooke was chemnist who also did sell chimestry but also photographic equipment to the wetplate community in the early 1860s. That would also explain, why the lens doesnt have a waterhouse slot, since its a pretty early one. This lens is a surviver, i think its been through pretty much, today it remains a piece of early british lensmakers history!

Condition: The lens is in a good and authentic condition. The brass comes with a golden patina with minor signs of wear. The rack & pinion is complete, though not really moving. The glass on the other hand is in a really good condition, there are some cleaning marks here and there, but otherwise the glass is clear and throws a fantastic image on the ground glass.

This lens has about 220mm focal lenght (8") and an open aperture of F3.8. It will cover 5x7 format with a nice petzval character especially at portrait distance.

Lens comes with a fitting flange.

height: 16cm
width: 7cm
weight: 900gr

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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