Portrait Petzval 150mm F4
This quite nice Petzval design lens was probably made by a british maker or
maybe its a rebranded french lens (then its likely made by Casc and
Charconnet). The brass comes unpolished with some
patina, there is some
minmal wear here and there but its still nice to look upon. The
rack & pinion is there and works smoothly. The
glass is in good condition, there is a hint of edge seperation in the
front achromat, but besides
that there is no haze, fungus or anything that would impair the
imaging quality here.
Its engraved with 'City Sales & Exchange - 54 Lane Sl & - 81 Aldersgate Sl - London'. CS&E was a british reseller, who baught unbranded lenses from british and french makers and branded them with their own engraving.
It has a focal lenght of 150mm at a speed of F4. It will work best as a portrait lens for 4x5 formats with a distinct petzval characteristic on the ground glass.
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.