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french (Darlot) Portrait Petzval 170mm F3.3

€450.00 EUR

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Condition: This quite nice Petzval design lens comes in collectors condition. The brass comes with a nice warm glow and minimal wear but its still a beauty to look upon. The rack & pinion is complete, though it rather slips through. The glass is in ok condition, there are some hairline streaks on the front glass, but that wont affect image quality. There is no haze, fungus or anything similar.


History:  Altough the lens is clearly a photographic lens (rather then laterna magica projection), it doesnt feature an engraving. Still this was a common practise especially with makers like Darlot, which i suspect is the maker here. There are quite some similarities with other Darlot lenses that i have seen over the years.



It has a focal lenght of 170mm at a speed of F3.3. It will cover 4x5 and even might work for 5x7 portraits with a distinct petzval characteristic.


Lens comes with a fitting flange and one waterhouse stop.




height: 12cm
width: 7cm
weight: 1000gr





Insured and tracked shipping cost:

Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 20 eur
Worldwide - 50 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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