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Eastman Kodak Portrait Petzval 400mm F4

€1800.00 Sold Out

History: This specimen is Bausch & Lombs answer to the Dallmeyer 4A potrait lens. WIth similar stats and even the Dallmeyer layout in the rear, it also offers a fantastic sharpness and the soft focus adjustment in the rear. Bausch & Lomb offered this lens to severall companies for rebrand. The Eastman Kodak version seems to me the best version of it, as far as i can see, having still the fine golden brass finish on most parts.


Condition: This beauty comes in a great condition. The brass shows only light and a nice authentic patina. The greatest benefit here is the iris aperture, which is still working properly, something you wont find on many 16" petzval lenses. The glass is in nice condition too, there is some very light edge seperation in the front, and some cleaning marks as usuall overall, still nothing of that does have an impact on the image, and it looks fantastic on the groundglass: a sharp center with a smooth falloff towards the outer parts.


With its fast open aperture of F4 and a focal lengh of 400mm (or 16"), this lens will work from 8x10 up to 11x14 formats, showing some fine character on portrait range.


It comes with a flange and is ready to shoot!



height: 25cm
width: 12cm
weight: 3900gr



Insured and tracked shipping cost:

Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 30 eur
Worldwide - 70 eur





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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