Leitz Leica Hektor (RARE) 175mm F2.5
offer also 150mm and the 200mm version of the Hektor lenses, here you
see one of the rare 175mm version which offer 2 advantages: first its
the same FL as the (in)famous Aero Ektar, so it is also a perfect FL for
4x5 portraits. and second this version also will fit to the smaller
lensboards then the 200mm versions (which need at least 4"x4" or 102mm x
102mm. This will also fit onto a 94mm x 92mm or 3.75"x3.6" lensboards.
As some might know, the Hektor lenses are not triplets but a better corrected 4 element design, which offers way better image quality then triplet design lenses like Elmaron or other cheaper lenses. Those small little fellows follow a design for the Leica Hektor lenses which were made for the famous Leica 35mm cameras back in the start. The really sweet part here is the speed, with F2.5 wide open you get a really nice and shallow depth of field. You can google the net for example images made with this kind of lens. A great tool to work with portraiture, and since they lack an aperture or shutter the Graflex cameras (which offer a shutter of their own) are really well suited for using them.
Also historic processes which work with low ISO might be an interesting way to use the lens. With F2.5 you get quite decent exposure times, which is always a problem with wet plate or similar.
This specimen comes with a fixed mount that is attached to a 4"x4" board (102mm x 102mm). The board will work with most Graflex and other 4x5 cameras, please check your own lensboard size for comparison. If you need a different size, please contact me prior to buying.
Also interesting part, it comes with a Helicoid mount, so you can move it in and out by twisting it. Might be of interest for users with small bellows extension or makro photography work.
Condition: Glass is mostly good and clear with only the rear glass showing some cleaning marks/splotches. It still offers a fantastic image on the groundglass!
Insured and tracked shipping cost:
Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 20 eur
Worldwide - 60 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.