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Emil Busch Portrait Petzval 280mm F3.5

€1200.00 EUR

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History: A very interesting Portrait petzval for the fullplate and maybe even 8x10 format. The lens is engraved with:

'Busch Portrait-Doppel-Objektiv F3.5 - F=28cm - 308790'


Emil Buschs Portrait Doppel Objektiv line was a late and top of the line petzval based lenses, which offered a fantastic 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 working iris aperture.


Condition: the lens is in fantastic and authentic condition. The brass is coated either in nickel or black finish which shows only minimal wear. The rack & pinion is complete but im not really sure if its authentic. As mentioned before the lens comes with a working iris aperture, even though its a bit tough to move. The glass is in really really good condition, it shows only very light cleaning marks, and a couple of tiny spec in the glass, 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. 


This lens has  280mm focal lenght (11") and an open aperture of F3.5. It will work best for 5x7 and maybe even 8x10 format with a nice petzval character especially at portrait distance.


Lens comes with a fitting flange and a selfmade lenscap.





height: 18cm
width: 10cm
weight: 2400gr





Insured and tracked shipping cost:

Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 30 eur
Worldwide - 60 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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