Emil Busch Pantoscop No5 245mm Ultra Wide Angle
The Pantoskop is a real legend among the wide angle lenses. It was made
by the german manufacturer Emil Busch and featured very thin glass
elements which were very difficult to polish back then. It offered a ultra large imaging angle, which was corrected for most stigmatism. This
and the compact design made it one of the best, if not the best
wide angle landscape lenses in the history.
The No 5 of the series offers a focal lenght of 245mm (10") and an image circle of about 500mm wide open! which is enaugh for covering up to 14x17 formats, stopped down it will work well for 20x20 even. Imagine the possibilities here!
Condition: This specimen comes in a quite good condition. The brass still shows the nice and warm patina of time passed. The glass is mostly in good condition also, only some cleaning marks and some light wear on the front glass but this wont affect the image qualitiy there.
Lens comes with a fitting flange.
Wide angle lenses from this era are uncommen and specimen of this size and focal lenght are absolute rare. Here is your chance to grab one!
Insured and tracked shipping cost:
Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 30 eur
Worldwide - 65 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.