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E. Francais Grand Angulaire 180mm F16

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History: This is a fine example of early french Grand Angulaire lens, that offered a image angle of 90°. Francais - Paris was one of the most known french workshop in the early days of photography. He cooparated with many also famous makers over the years, with Auzoux he made probably the best french lenses besides Jamin.


Condition: This masterpiece of optical engineering still impresses one today. The brass is very nice here, there is some wear and it shows its authentic golden patina. The glass is a good condition also, beeing clear and showing only the occasional cleaning marks and tiny specs.


Lens comes with a revolving aperture, which works fine. With its 90° imaging angle it has an image circle of about 450mm wide open, which is enaugh to cover 8x10 and maybe even the 12x12 format.



The lens comes with a fitting flange.



height: 5cm
width: 5cm
weight: 500gr




Insured and tracked shipping cost:

Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 20 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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