Darlot 250mm F4 Petzval Lens
This Petzval design lens comes in a good working
condition. A quite distinct detail with this lens is that it comes with an authentic nickel plating. Nickel plating has been used to protect the brass already in those times, but it was a quite expensive proccess, thats why it was applied to the most exlusive items.
The plating comes with quite a nice patina, there is some
wear here and there but its still a beauty to look upon. The
glass is mostly in a good condition, there are some cleaning marks here and there, but besides that there is now fungus or haze. The rack & pinion mechanism is complete and still working smoothly, which is a nice bonus.
The lens is engraved on the outside with the well known: 'Darlot - Paris - DA'.
It has a focal lenght of 250mm at a speed of F4. It will cover 5x7 and fullplate even 8x10 format with a some light falloff in the corners and the distinct petzval characteristic on the ground glass.
The lens comes with a fitting flange.
Insured and tracked shipping cost:
Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 30 eur
Worldwide - 90 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.