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H. Roussel Portrait Petzval 200mm F4

€450.00 EUR

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 This quite old Petzval layout lens comes from the french optical workshop of H. Roussel in Paris. This fantastic piece of history comes in a very good condition, the brass shows a nice golden glow with only minor wear. The rack & pinion mechanism seems complete and works nicely. This lens has a waterhouse slot and and one fitting stop is included.

The lens has a focal lenght of 200mm at a speed of around F4. It will cover 4x5 and 5x7 with fine petzval characteristic on the ground glass.


Lens comes with a flange.


height: 11cm
width: 6cm
weight: 650gr



Insured and tracked shipping cost:

Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 20 eur
Worldwide - 70 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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