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Ross London (Protar) 315mm F7.2

€600.00 EUR

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History: Here you see a quite impressive lens made by the famous british maker Ross London. The lens features the famous Double Anastigmat layout, which was later renamed by Zeiss into 'Protar'. Everything is legit here though, since Ross did pay Zeiss for the patent rights to beeing able to use their layout.  Still Ross didnt make to many of those lenses, and only very few remain on the market today, especially in such a nice condition!


Condition: as i mentioned the condition is very good here. The brass is authentic and shows some wear here and there, but otherwise intact. The glass is in a good condition also, the only visible blamish is a minimal edge seperation in the rear, but its really minimal and wont affect imageing at all. Besides that i cant spot much else, not even much cleaning marks or anything.

This specimen features the well known Doppel Anastigmat layout, which also was marketed by Zeiss under the name 'Protar'. The focal lenght is 315mm (or 12 1/2") at a max. aperture of F7.2. The image circle of this lens is large enaugh to cover 30x40 (or 12"x15") plates.

The lens is a very well corrected and super sharp lens design up into the corners, which was highly praised in the early days of photography.




The lens comes with a fitting flange.





height: 7cm
width: 6.5cm
weight: 750gr



Insured and tracked shipping cost:

Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 20 eur
Worldwide - 60eur


*(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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