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Rodenstock Monar Petzval 180mm F3.5

€450.00 Sold Out

History: A nice piece of photographic history comes from the late 19th century. It was made by one of the largest optical companies in germany back then, Rodenstock München.

Condition: The brass and its golden laquere and also the Nickel plated look really nice and authentic here, there is only light wear. The rack & pinion mechanism is complete but not really working. The glass is mostly clean and shows quite some cleaning marks and a a streaks, especially on the rear lens. Besides that there is no haze, fungus or anything that would diminish the optical qualities.

The lens has a focal lenght of 180mm at a speed of F3.5. It will cover 4x5 and even 5x7 format at portrait distance with distinct petzval characteristic on the ground glass.


Lens comes with a flange and is ready to shoot!



height: 11cm
width: 7cm
weight: 950gr




Insured and tracked shipping cost:

Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 20 eur
Worldwide - 70 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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