Hermagis Convertible Petzval 213mm F3.7
This quite nice Convertible Petzval design lens comes in avery good condition. The brass comes with a nice warm glow and minimal wear but its still a beauty to look upon. The
rack & pinion is there and works quite well. The
glass is in good condition, there are some hairline marks on the rear, but that wont affect image quality. There is no haze, fungus or anything similar.
History: Hermagis was one of the early optical makers who also adopted the petzval formula and was quite famous for his optical and mechanical quality. When you hold the lens in your hand you can feel that its a top quality photographic lens, not a cheaper laterna magica projecting lens. The interesting part here is that the lens features a convertible layout. It can be used as a normal portrait petzval lens, but it also quite easily be transformed into a landscape lens with about 450mm FL at F9.
In portrait mode the focal lenght is 213mm at a speed of F3.7. It will cover 4x5 and even more 5x7 with a distinct petzval characteristic on the ground glass.
The lens comes with a fitting flange and one waterhouse stop.
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.