Leitz Epis 800mm F3.5 !! ULF
History: There are only very few options if you want to shoot ULF portraits beyond 11x14. You can try to find an authentic ULF petzval lens, but its going not to be easy and definitly quite expensive. The Liesegang and Leitz projection lenses offer a solution for a way lower budget.
The Liesegang lens has a triplet design, like the Cooke Portrait lenses and Anastigmats. Those lenses
are sharp in the center and get softer towards the outer regions, like a portrait lens should be, and offer a
super shallow DOF for ULF formats.
The drawback here is: the lens is HUGE and it offers no aperture control either. If you can live with that and want to keep your budget small, this is y our thing.
Condition: The overall condition here is good. There are some signs o f wear and age, a big bonus here is the super sturdy and massive flange which is already I attached to a 284mmx 284mm (11.2" x 11.2") lensboard. I was told that this board wil fit into a Charmonix 24"x24", but if you have one, make sure the size is correct.
the glass is mostly clear, some cleaning marks are present, some minor scrathces in the rear and some wear in the coating, which wont
affect the image at all.
In the past i found usually around 1-2 of such monsters per year, but since a couple of years they vanished from the market and i couldnt find not even one. This is the first (and maybe last) specimen which i was able to find for 3 years now.
WIth its 800mm (almost 32") focal lenght
this massive lens will cover up to 80cmx80cm (or 30"x30") formats, maybe
Insured and tracked shipping cost:
Germany - 20 eur
EU* - 80 eur
Worldwide - 160 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 collec tion 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.