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french Petzval 160mm F3.8

€350.00 EUR

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Condition: This quite nice Petzval design lens comes in a nice condition. The brass shows some authentic patina and was not polished. The rack & pinion is missing a screw, but works smoothly. The glass is in good condition also, there is a hint of edge seperation in front, but it doesnt affect the image quality at all. besides that there is no haze, fungus.


The lens doesnt feature an engraving, but that was a common thing with many early petzval lenses from france. The original flange shows a stamp that reads: 'Made in France'. So it is very likely that it was made by Darlot or G&C for the US market.



It has a focal lenght of 160mm at a speed of F3.8. It will work best as a portrait lens for 4x5 formats.



Lens comes with the original flange.



height: 10cm
width: 5.5cm
weight: 500gr





Insured and tracked shipping cost:

Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 20 eur
Worldwide - 65 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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