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Emil Busch Rapid Rectilinear 500mm F8 (Aplanat)

€500.00 EUR

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History: Emil Busch was one of the early optical makers in Germany. He was well known and respected for his well built Aplanat Portrait lenses, and later also for the extra Rapid Portrait series which had a petzval layout.

The Aplanat or also Rapid Rectilinear lens layout is one of the most succesfull lens layouts in the early lens history. With its overall corrrected image field and beeing lightweight it offered an alternative to the larger lenses that were dominating the studios up untill then.

The brass is in good shape, there is some  wear but also an authentic golden patina. The glass is in a quite good condition and shows cleaning marks here and there, but besides that the glass is clear and without any haze or fungus. The image is overall sharp and corrected on the groundglass. A nice inexpensive lens for ULF landscape work.

The  focal lenght is 500mm and an image circle of about 650mm it will easily cover formats up to 30cm x 40cm (or 12"x15") and very likely up to 14"x17". The lens is overall corrected (aplanat design) and shows a remarable sharpness all throughout the image field.

The lens comes with a fitting flange and a working iris aperture.

height: 12cm
width: 7.5cm
weight: 1300gr

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)

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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