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Hermagis Portrait Petzval 350mm F3.8

€1500.00 Sold Out

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 4 bis - HERMAGIS  Paris - No 112.533'

Which puts it into the early 1900ies.


Condition: 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 original golden laquere is still present. The glass is in good condition, there are minor cleaning marks and tiny specs here and there, but both wont affect the image quality in the slightest.

The best part here is that the lens comes with a iris aperture, which is still fully working. A rare sight with a brass pezval lens.


With its fast open aperture of F3.8 and a focal lengh of 350mm (or 13 3/4"), this lens will work from 8x10 up to 10x12 formats.


Lens comes with a fitting flange.



height: 22cm
width: 11cm
weight: 2500gr



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.

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