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french Petzval 140mm F3.6

€300.00 EUR

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Condition: This small Petzval design lens comes in a nice authentic condition. The brass comes unpolished with a warm patina, there is some minmal wear here and there but its still nice to look upon. The rack & pinion is there and works smoothly. The glass is in mostly clear condition, there are some cleaning mark sand specs, but there is no haze or anything that would impair the imaging quality here.

The lens comes without an engraving, but that was a normal thing for the early french made lenses, especially the smaller formats.


It has a focal lenght of 140mm at a speed of F3.5. Its a crazy little lens, the image circle barely makes the 4x5 format, on the other hand it shows the most petzval characteristics i have seen so far on a petzval that size. I think this fellow will make someone really happy, making 4x5 portraits with a hefty petzval punch.


Lens comes with a fitting flange.




height: 8cm
width: 5cm
weight: 500gr





Insured and tracked shipping cost:

Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 20 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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