Hermagis Portrait Petzval 150mm F3.3
History: The Hermagis petzval lenses were known and well sold in the
early days of photography. For decades those lenses were used worldwide
in the top portrait studios. The lens is engraved with:
'HERMAGIS - OPTen FABn - Brevete s.g.d.g. - Paris'
and the Serial number is:
Condition: The condition of this small lens is worthy of any collection or wetplate studio. The brass is unpolished and still shows its authentic golden glow. Overall there is only minor wear to this small beauty. The rack & pinion mechanism is complete and still working nicely. The glass is in good shape too. There are very few cleaning marks and specs, but overall it is very clear and without seperation or haze.
The lens was a dedicated photographic lens and offers a waterhouse slot (no stops included).
The lens has a focal lenght of 150mm at a speed of F3.3. Its a interesting little lens, the image circle barely makes the 4x5 format on portrait distance, on the other hand it shows the most petzval characteristics i have seen so far on a petzval that size. I think this fellow will make someone really happy, making 4x5 portraits with a hefty petzval punch and minimal vignietting
Lens comes with the original flange.
Insured and tracked shipping cost:
Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 30 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.