Hugo Meyer Doppel Plasmat 240mm F4 (400mm F8)
History: A very intriguing 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 each cell 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 compound shutter is working so far as i can see. Only the slower times sound to fast to my ear, so no guarantee there.
The lens offers a combined focal lenght of 240mm and will work best for 5x7 and fullplate formats. Also each cell on its own (front and back) used alone will offer a focal lenght of 400mm at F8, useable for up to 8x10 and 11x14 formats.
The lens comes with a fitting flange.
width: 7cm (the lens barell)
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.