Gasc & Charconnet 480mm F4.8 Portrait Petzval
From time to time you will see a lens appearing here, which
is rarely sold at all. You can look up ebay history and i doubt that you
will find a Gasc & Charconnet of this size beeing sold anywhere in the near past.
History: The Gasc & Charconnet petzval lenses were known and well sold in the early days of photography. For decades those lenses were used worldwide in the top portrait studios. Gasc & Charconnet had their selling agents not only in every corner of europe but they were one of the largest lens supplier for the american continent (even many of those lenses were rebranded with US distributers names).
Condition: This beauty comes in a great condition. The brass shows only light wear, the rack & pinion
mechanism is complete and still working! The lens features a waterhouse slot but as
most of the time the stops are lost. The flange is a bit bent, but still fits partially. The glass is in nice condition too, there are for sure some cleaning marks and tiny specs in the glass (mostly in the rear),
which is quite normal for that age and wont affect the image at all.
its fast open aperture of F4.8 and a focal
lengh of 480mm (or 18"), this lens will work from 10x12 to 14x17 format!
It comes with a flange and with a very well made leather lenscap!
Shipping withint EU is less expensive then the international shipping quoted here. If youre withing EU, please contact me about the actuall shipping cost.
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.