Hermagis Eidoscope 375mm F5 Soft Focus Lens
History: A beauty with a famous name: the Eidoscope which was first produced by Hermagis and later by Berthiot Som Paris. This lens was made for pictorial photographers around late 19th and early 20th century. The Eidoscope is famous for its soft focus imaging wide open. As the french ads read at that time: "l'Eidoscope ne photographie pas, il dessine!" (It doesnt take images, it draws them!).
Condition: This black beauty comes in a nice condition. Mostly you will find the aluminium version with very bad laquere. This is the earlier brass version, which still shows most of its laquere intact. The aperture is also known to break or missing completly, but here it comes complete and well working. The glass is in a very good condition also. I cant even hardly spot any cleaning marks here.
With a focal lenght of 375mm it offers a very nice lenght for portraits in 8x10 and 10x12 format. It comes with perfect clear glass, the aperture moves supersmooth and a fitting flange.
It comes with a fitting flange and a nice leather lenscap!
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.