Emil Busch Rapid Aplanat 500mm F8
History: The Aplanat or also Rapid Rectilinear lens layout is one of the most succesfull lens layouts
in the early lens history. With its overall corrrected image field and
beeing lightweight it offered an alternative to the larger lenses that
were dominating the studios up untill then. This specimen was made by one of the most known german lens makers: Emil Busch Rathenow.
Condition: The brass is in good shape, there is some wear but also an authentic golden patina. The glass is in a quite good condition and shows only minor cleaning marks here and there, and minimal edge seperation in the rear, but besides that the glass is clear and without any haze or fungus. The iris is still working and moves from F8 to F64. The image is overall sharp and corrected on the groundglass. A nice inexpensive lens for ULF landscape work.
The focal lenght is 500mm and an image circle of about 600mm it will easily cover formats up to 30cm x 40cm (or 11"x14") probably even larger slightly stopped down. The lens is overall corrected (aplanat design) and shows a remarkable sharpness all throughout the image field.
The lens comes with a flange and a selfmade lenscap that fits the lens perfectly.
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.