Gasc & Charconnet Portrait Petzval 200mm F3.5
History: This early portrait Petzval lens made by Gasc & Charconnet for the US market probably somewhen in the late 1850ies or early 1860ies. It was a common practise back then, especially among the french makers to sell their lenses abroad, or brand them with the name of the photographic studio they sold the lens to.
The brass looks quite good here, there is only minimal wear and signs of use. The rack & pinion is complete, and still works (though a bit jumpy). Since the lens is quite an early one, it doesnt show a waterhouse slot. The glass looks mostly clean and shows no seperation or fungus, there
are some cleaning marks as always, but that wont
affect the image quality of this beauty.
The lens has a focal lenght of 200mm at a speed of F3.5. It will cover 4x5 and 5x7 with distinct petzval characteristic on the ground glass.
Lens comes with a fitting flange.
Insured and tracked shipping cost:
Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 30 eur
Worldwide - 70 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.