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Hermagis Eidoscope 375mm F4.5 Soft Focus Lens

€1100.00 EUR

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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. Most of the black aluminium versions you can find will have either bad laquere or the aperture is not properly working. This version doesnt have any of those issues. The iris aperture is working smoothly here. The glass is in a very good condition also.  There are some usually cleaning marks and dust specs but besides that 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 the original flange.

height: 19cm
width: 10cm
weight: 1200gr

Insured and tracked shipping cost:

EU* - 30 eur
Worldwide - 90 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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