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Gilles Faller Portrait Petzval 330mm F4

€1100.00 EUR

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History: A very interesting Portrait petzval for the 8x10 format. As with many of the early french petzval lenses it is not engraved on the outside. At first i tended to say it is a Darlot, but then on the other hand, there are many small clues that dont fit Darlot. Looking over and over i remembered a lens made by Gilles Faller, which share all the same built and layout clues. Comparing the branded one with this, i realized that this was indeed the same maker.

Condition: the lens is in very nice and authentic condition. The brass of the lens comes with a golden patina, showing only minimal wear. The rack & pinion is comple and working. The lens offers a waterhouse slot (no stops included). The glass is in really really good condition, it shows only very light cleaning marks, and is overall very clear and doesnt show any signs of seperation, haze or fungus. All in all i tested this baby on the ground glass and the image was very nice with a very sharp center. 

This lens has about 330mm focal lenght (13") and an open aperture of about  F4. It will cover 8x10 and 10x12 format with a nice petzval character especially at portrait distance.

Lens comes with a fitting flange.

height: 21cm
width: 9.5cm
weight: 2100gr

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.

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