Hugo Meyer Doppel Plasmat 180mm F4
History: A very intriguing small lens that packs a heavy punch. The Plasmat was a small revolution back in its days. It offered not only a very nice and corrected field, but also a quite fast open aperture (F4). Furthermore the symmetrical layout made it possible to use one part of the lens at a slower speed (F8) to cover double the image area, making it one of the most desireable lens layouts on the market. The only drawback beeing its hefty manufacturing costs, since it is a 6 elements in 2 groups layout.
Condition: The condition of this specimen is very nice. The aperture mooves smoothly forth and back and have all its leaves. The glass is in an good condition, some cleaning and minimal dust specs, but this will not affect the image quality. There is no fungus, haze or any chips there.
The lens offers a focal lenght of 180mm and will work best for 4x5 and 5x7 formats. Also each cell (front and back) used alone will offer a focal lenght of 300mm at F8, useable for up to 8x10 and 10x12 formats.
The lens comes with the original flange.
width: 6cm (the lens barell)
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.