Liesegang Meganast 600mm F3.8 ULF
History: There are only very few options if you want to shoot ULF portraits beyond 10x12. 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 way lower budget.
The Meganast lenses are triplets in design, like the Cooke Portrait lenses and Anastigmats. Those lenses are sharp in the center, like a portrait lens should be, and offer a super shallow DOF for ULF formats.
The drawback here is, its not a small lens and it offers no aperture control either. If you can live with that and want to keep your budget small, this is your thing.
Condition: 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 makes it able to mount the lens safely to a camera (or van, or whatever you need). The glass is mostly clear, some cleaning marks are present, and there is a chip at one edge (see second picture), but considered the sheer size of the glass elements, which wont affect the image at all.
WIth its 600mm (24") focal lenght this massive lens will cover up to 40x50 formats, maybe even slightly larger.
Insured and tracked shipping cost:
Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 25 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.