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Hugo Meyer 'Atelier Schnellarbeiter' Petzval 210mm F3

€800.00 EUR

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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. The most stunning thing here is the fact, that the lens comes completly Nickel coated. This was a chemical proccess to preserve the unbeneath brass from oxidation. Since it was quite complicated and expensive it was only used for the best of the best lenses.

The lens features a focal lenght of 210mm @ F3. 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 Nickel coating shows only minor wear and is quite intact. The aperture is working smoothly from F3 to F36. A small drawback here is that the front glass must have been cleaned by an amateur, since it shows quite some cleaning marks all over. The good part is that it doesnt affect the projected image. Both rear glasses look nice. 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 the original flange and even the leather lenscap.






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





Insured and tracked shipping cost:

Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 20 eur
Worldwide - 50 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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