Goerz Extra Rapid Lynkeioskop 480mm F5 ULF
History: The Goerz Lynkeiskop Series C are well designed lenses that feature a similar layout and optical rendering as Voigtländers Euryscope Series. Indeed they were meant to rival the big name. Like the Euryscope they offer a well definded sharp rendering with a light falloff of sharpness which gives this Series its status back then and still today. Unlike standard aplanat lenses those also give you a slightly curved image field, which makes it way more interesting as a portraiture lens nowadays.
This No.8 from the C series comes with a focal lenght of 480mm and a starting open aperture of F5. It was advertised to cover 40cm x 50cm formats, so its safe to say it will be useable up to 20"x20" formats.
Condition: The brass looks very good here, there is minimal to no wear. It is unpolished and still shows the fatnastic patina of over 100 existance. The glass is a great condition also, beeing clear and without any haze or fungus. The lens also features an iris aperture, which is still working nicely.
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.