German made Portrait Petzval 200mm F4
This quite nice Petzval design lens comes in a nice condition. The
brass shows only minimal wear and a nice authentic patina. The
rack & pinion is complete and works quite well. The
glass is in a very good condition also, there are a couple of specs here and there but i cant even hardly see any cleaning marks, or anything else that would impair the image quality.
The lens doesnt feature an engraving, that was a common thing with the french makers, but the layout and built design looks more german to me. So its a bit of mistery, since most of the german makers did actually engrave their lenses. It is also possible the the iris aperture was installed at a later point and that the engraved part was removed to make room for that. In the end, its a very fine portrait petzval, that shows a very sharp center on the groundglass and with the working iris aperture, it will make some wetplater very happy in the future.
It has a focal lenght of 200mm at a speed of F4. It will work best as a portrait lens for 4x5 and 5x7 formats with minimal vignietting.
Lens comes with a fitting flange and a plastic lenscap.
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.