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OIP Gand 'LABOR' 300mm F3.5 Soft Focus

€1600.00 EUR

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History: This is very likely the most interesting find that i did in Bievres this year! The OIP Gand 'Labor' series is very rare and almost impossible to find. It was a late version of the famous Heliar layout. Most of the Labor lenses came with a built in diffusion mechanism, which works pretty much the same way as the Voigtländer Universal Heliar version.

BUT thats not all here: this is one of the very few super fast versions that come with a starting aperture of F3.5!

So basically you get a F3.5 Universal Heliar, something even Voigtländer never offered.

Condition: When i found the lens, it was in a pretty rough condition: everything was full of dust and the glass elements were very dirty. But with very carefull cleaning i was able to get the lens back to its former glory. Everything is working now, the iris aperture moves from F3.5 to F25, and the diffsusiosn mechanism also moves smoothly forth and back. The big glass elements are clean and crispy, there are some usuall cleaning marks and tiny specs, but overall the lens is in a great shape.

With its 300mm (or 12") this lens will cover 5x7 and even 8x10. The F3.5 will give you a nice shallow DOF for any portraiture work.

A truly amazing and rare lens.

The lens comes with its original flange and OIP lenscap!

height: 11cm
width: 12cm
weight: 3500gr

Insured and tracked shipping cost:

Germany - 20 eur
EU* - 60 eur
Worldwide - 120 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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