Leitz Leica Hektor 300mm F2.8
i started out shooting wet plate, speed was the most important thing. I
didnt own powerfull lightning yet, so it was all about the Maximum F
stop to achieve quick exposures for portraiture work. The best budget
choice was a projector lens, and the best projection lens ever made was
the Leitz Leica Hektor design. It features a 4 element design (compared
to a mere 3 element design of most projection lenses, which results in a better contrast and sharpness) and offers a large
open aperture paired with a unbelievable sharpness in the center (even
beeing wide open).
This specimen comes with an metall mounting flange, which also can be used as a Helicoid to change the distance between focal plane and lens to some degree. It is absolute solid and holds the lens perfectly well.
If the 250mm verion of the Hektor is rare, then this 300mm F2.8 version is almost impossible to find. In the last 6 years i had only 3 of them in my hands. The image circle is large enaugh to cove 8x10 with minimal room for movements. Its almost insane to work with such a razor sharp DOF, but if you can manage it, the images you can get are mind blowing!
Condition: Glass is quite good and shows some cleaning marks, besides that its clear shows a stunning sharp image on the ground glass.
Lens comes with the original lenscap.
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.