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early Derogy Portrait Petzval 450mm F4.5

€2500.00 EUR

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History: This very old Petzval design lens comes from the absolute most exclusive french lens making workshop: Derogy.

Derogy s workshop was one of the very early and achieved high respect for his photographic lenses. Like most early lenses this specimen comes without an engraving on the outer sleeve, but it has a fine writings on the front achromat, with the makers name. It is a quite large lens, one of the largest Derogy petzvals that i had so far.

The lens has a focal lenght of 450mm at a speed of F4.5. It will cover 11x14 and maybe even 14x17 on portrait distance, with fine petzval characteristic on the ground glass.


Condition: This lens comes in a really nice and authentic condition, the brass has a warm golden laquere and shows only minor wear. The rack & pinion mechanism is complete and still working. The glass is absolutely nice, it is very clear and shows only minimal cleaning marks and dust specs. This wont affect the image quality at all. Allover a fantastic condition for its age.



Lens comes with a flange.




height: 27cm
width: 12cm
weight: 4000gr


Insured and tracked shipping cost:

Germany - 20 eur
EU* - 60 eur
Worldwide - 120 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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