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french Petzval 135mm F3.3

€350.00 Sold Out

Condition: This quite nice Petzval design lens comes in a stunning condition. The brass shows some authentic patina and was not polished. The rack & pinion is there and works smoothly. The glass is in great condition also, only very minimal cleaning marks here and there. Besides that there is no haze, fungus or anything that would harm the final image.

The lens doesnt feature an engraving, but that was a common thing with many early petzval lenses from france.


The most interesting part here, is that the lens comes with a working iris aperture. A very rare sight with petzval lenses, especially this size!


It has a focal lenght of 135mm at a speed of F3.3. It will work best as a portrait lens for 4x5 formats with light falloff and maybe a soft vignietting in the corners at infinity. The petzval character is strongly present here if you have somekind of structure in the background!



Lens comes with a fitting flange.



height: 10.5cm
width: 5.5cm
weight: 550gr





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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