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Liesegang 800mm !! F4.5 ULF lens

€1400.00 Sold Out

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 very very expensive. The Liesegang and Leitz projection lenses offer a solution for 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, its quite a big lens and it offers no aperture control either. If you can live with that and want to keep your budget small, this is your lens to go.

The overall condition here is good. There are some signs of wear and age. A big bonus here is the super sturdy and massive flange which was adapted to the rear, and will hold the heavy lens in place. The glass is clear, some cleaning marks are present as always, and some wear in the coaring, both 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 second 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 60x60 (or 25"x25") formats, maybe even slightly larger.

height: 36cm
width: 18cm
weight: 9500gr

Insured and tracked shipping cost:

Germany - 20 eur
EU* - 60 eur
Worldwide - 150 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.

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