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Emil Busch Portrait Petzval 180mm F3

€700.00 EUR

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History: This nice petzval lens comes from one of the early german manufacturers: Emil Busch Rathenow. Busch was known for a very good built and optical quality, and this specimen shows both.

The focal lenght is about 180mm (or 7") and the open aperture is around F3 makes the lens a wonderfull tool for 4x5 and 5x7 portraits. Offering a nice shallow DOF and a destinctive petzval character in the outer region (especially in the larger format).



Condition: This lens comes in a collectors condition! The brass looks very nice and shows an authentic golden patina. The rack & pinion mechanism is complete and still working. The glass is in good condition, there is a very light edge seperation in the front, but that will not affect the image in any case. Besides that there is no haze, fungus visible.


It comes with a flange and a very well made leather lenscap!





height: 16cm
width: 8cm
weight: 1700gr




Insured and tracked shipping cost:

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