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Hermagis Portrait Petzval 250mm F3.8

€800.00 EUR

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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. This is a very fine specimen which is engraved with:

'No 34.712 - HERMAGIS - Optn Fabt - Bte. s.g.d.g. - Paris'

one can date the lens back to the late 1880ies.


Condition: This beauty comes in a good and working condition. The brass shows only minimal wear and is well protected by the golden laquere. The rack & pinion mechanism is complete, but works rather jumpy and might need a second hand to move. The glass on the other hand is in great condition, only minimal cleaning marks here and there, overall very clear.

With its fast open aperture of F3.8 and a focal lengh of 250mm (or 10"), this lens will work from 5x7 to fullplate format.


It comes with a flange and with a selfmade lenscap!



height: 16cm
width: 8cm
weight: 1200gr



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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