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Hugo Meyer 'Atelier Schnellarbeiter' Petzval 210mm F3

€850.00 Sold Out

History: The 'Atelier Schnellarbeiter' series was the most refined line of Portrait lenses that Hugo Meyer ever made. It offered the petzval design character and a stunning speed of F3 wide open! Only very few of the well known lens makers could master such speed (Voigtländer Portrait Series, Dallmeyer 3B, Ross Cabinet). The No.2 offers a focal lenght of 210mm and offers a stunningly sharp center and a quick falloff.

As a sign that it was absolute top line back then it features a fully working aperture iris.



Condition: This brass beauty comes in a nice condition. The aperture is working smoothly from F3 to F36. Both front and rear glasses look nice with the usuall cleaning marks here and there. All in all its still absolutely gorgeous. The DOF on the groundglass is razor sharp wide open and the outer regions offer a great example for that petzval character, especially at 4x5 and 5x7 formats, and maybe even fullplate (with some light falloff).


Consider it a true alternative to the famous Dallmeyer 2B. Both lenses share not only similar stats, but also the built and optical quality.



It comes with a fitting flange and even lenscap.






height: 15cm
width: 8cm
weight: 1000gr





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.

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