C. Berthot Landscape Lens 700mm F7.5 ULF
History: Claude Berthiot was one of the very early opticians who started to manufature lenses for the photographic society. He opened up his factory as early as 1857 in Paris. He soon after also became a member of the Societe Francaise de Photographie, and his lenses were praised not only in competitions but also by many photographers during the following years.
This quite large landscape lens features a tweaked aplanatique layout. With its 700mm (or 27.5") focal lenght it will cover 24"x24" and probably even larger.
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. It is coated with a dark golden laquere which still protects the brass beneath. The glass is a great condition also, beeing clear and without any haze or fungus.
The lens comes with a waterhouse slot and one original stop is even included!
The lens comes with a flange that doesnt fit completly but holds the lens very tight.
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.