Hermagis Portrait Petzval 330mm F4
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:
'Objectif Portrait No 5 bis - HERMAGIS Paris - No 31.332'
Which puts it into the early 1880s.
This beauty comes in a good and authentic condition. The brass shows only light signgs of wear and also an authentic patina, most of the golden laquere is still present. The glass is in good condition, there are cleaning marks and tiny specs in the front, but both wont affect the image quality in the slightest.
A very well preserved specimen from one of the best optical makers of the wetplate era.
its fast open aperture of F4 and a focal
lengh of 330mm (or 13"), this lens will work from 8x10 up to 10x12 formats.
Lens comes with a fitting flange.
Insured and tracked shipping cost:
Germany - 20 eur
EU* - 30 eur
Worldwide - 90 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.