Rodenstock Portrait Petzval 230mm F3.8
This nice petzval lens comes from one of the early german manufacturers: Rodenstock München. An interesting part here is, that it features a quite uncommen focal lenght of 230mm, which is quite perfect for the 4x5 and 5x7 format.
The focal lenght is about 230mm (or 9") and the open aperture is around F3.8. It covers 5x7 and fullplate formats with minimal vignietting and with a destinctive petzval character in the outer region (especially in the larger format). It also offers a nice and shallow DOF for portraiture work.
Condition: This lens comes in a good condition. The brass is coated either with nickel or a black finish, which looks mostly nice and shows only minor wear. The rack & pinion mechanism is complete and still working. The glass is in good condition, there are minimal cleaning marks, besides that there is no haze, fungus visible.
It comes with a retaining ring and a nice leather lenscap (which is actually made by Voigtländer) and is ready to shoot!
Insured and tracked shipping cost:
Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 30 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.