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fantastic Derogy Portrait Petzval 330mm F4.5

€1300.00 Sold Out

History: A very impressing Portrait petzval from the very early days of wet plate photography. The lens is engraved with:

'N 21011 - Derogy Fab - Brevete - Paris & Londres'

Dating Derogy lenses  is not so easy, still following the Serial and the engraving, the lens can be dated in the early 1880ies.


Condition: The lens is in very nice condition, showing only minimal wear to the housing. The rack & pinion is complete and working quite smoothly. The glass is in a good condition. There are some cleaning marks here and there, and two small edge chips in the rear glass, but overall clear and  shows a nice sharp image on the ground glass.


This lens has about 330mm focal lenght (13") and an open aperture of about F4.5. It will cover 8x10 and might even work for 10x12  format with a nice petzval character especially at portrait distance.


Lens comes with a the original flange and leather lenscap!





height: 22cm
width: 10cm
weight: 2000gr





Insured and tracked shipping cost:

Germany - 20 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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