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Rodenstock Petzval 185mm F3.8 'Fultar'

€450.00 Sold Out

History: A nice piece of photographic history comes from the early 20th century. It was made by one of the largest optical companies in germany back then, Rodenstock München.

Condition: The black laquere and also the Nickel plated parts look really nice and authentic here, there is only light wear. The rack & pinion mechanism is complete and working. The glass is clean and shows no haze, fungus or anything that would diminish the optical qualities (only the usuall cleaning marks).

The lens has a focal lenght of 185mm at a speed of F3.8. 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: 12cm
width: 7cm
weight: 750gr




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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