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Perken, Son & Rayment (Darlot?) Portrait Petzval 150mm F4

€450.00 EUR

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History: The lens is engraved with:

'Perken, Sons & Rayment - Hatton Garden - LONDON - Portrait Lens - 4 1/4" x 3 1/4" - OPTIMUS'

Perken, Sons & Rayment was a famous wholeseller in London and never manufactured lenses, instead the used lenses by either by the english manufacturers or the french and rebranded them with their name.


This quite early lens is probably around 1870ies.

The focal lenght is about 150mm (or 6") and the open aperture is around F4. It will work best for 4x5 format with a destinctive petzval character in the outer region.


Condition: This brass beauty comes in a good condition. The brass looks nice and shows a fantastic patina. The rack & pinion mechanism is complete and still works perfectly. The glass is in good condition, there are only very few cleaning marks, which is rather unusuall for such an old lens. There is no haze, fungus or anything that would affect the image quality.


It comes with a flange.



height: 10cm
width: 5.5cm
weight: 500gr




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.

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