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Hugo Meyer Primotar 180mm F3.5

€400.00 EUR

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History: The Hugo Meyer Primotar lens is legendary not only among large format photographers but also well known and respected on 35mm cameras. It was Hugo Meyers answer to the also known Carl Zeis Tessar. It produces a sharp and corrected image and offers a very nice F3.5 starting aperture.

Another bonus with this lens is that Helicoid mount, which offers some flexibility on the bellows extensions, that might be interesting for Graflex and other portable 3x4 and 4x5 cameras.


This 180mm F3.5 will well work for 3x4 and 4x5 portraiture work. The fast open aperture offers a wonderfull shallow DOF for that and the bubble bokeh does the rest.

The condition of the lens is quite good, it seems this one was treated nicely over the decades. The black laquere shows some wear here and there, but the most important thing: the glass is mostly in good condition, showing only minimal cleaning marks and some minor specs, no haze and no fungus here.


The lens comes with a retaining ring, the removable lenshood and the original Meyer lenscap!





height: 8cm
width: 7.5cm
weight: 1200gr




Insured and tracked shipping cost:

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


*(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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