Nickel plated Petzval 300mm F3.8
History: A very interesting Portrait petzval for the 5x7 and 8x10
format. The lens doesnt feature an engraving or any other marks. The very interesting thing with this lens is the fact that its Nickel coated. A chemical procedure which was used to preserve brass from oxidation. It reminds me of later Darlot or Bausch & Lomb petzval lenses.
Condition: the lens is in a authentic condition. The Nickel coating is still intact in most parts. The rack & pinion is comple and working. The glass is in a good condition the front element is very clean and clear, showing only minimal signs of seperation, both wont affect the image quality in the slightest.
This lens has about 300mm focal lenght (12") and an open aperture of F3.8. It will work best for 5x7 and 8x10 format with a nice petzval character especially at portrait distance.
Bonus: the lens is quite compact and lightweight for its FL, it might be a good companion for field work.
Lens comes with a fitting flange.
Insured and tracked shipping cost:
Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 30 eur
Worldwide - 80 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)