Emil Busch Portrait Petzval 240mm F4
History: A very interesting Portrait petzval for the 5x7and maybe even fullplate format.
Emil Buschs Portrait Doppel Objektiv line was a late petzval based lenses, which offered a great image
quality combined with very good contrasts. Besides the image quality the
lens also offers a Nickel plating, to protect the brass from oxidation,
and even a nice leather lenscap. Strangely this specimen isnt engraved, but otherwise it absulutely corresponds with the Busch Doppel Objektiv lenses that i had before.
Condition: the lens is in fantastic and authentic condition. The brass is coated either in nickel or a black finish which shows only minimal wear. The rack & pinion is complete and moving smoothly. The glass is in really really good condition, it shows only very light cleaning marks, but overall it is very clear and doesnt show any signs of seperation, haze or fungus. All in all i tested this baby on the ground glass and the image was very nice with a very sharp center.
has 240mm focal lenght (9") and an open aperture of
F4. It will work best for 5x7 and maybe even fullplate with a nice petzval character especially at portrait distance.
Lens comes with a fitting flange, one waterhouse stop and a leather lenscap (not original).
Insured and tracked shipping cost:
Germany - 10 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.