Stolze & Stuck Rapid Aplanat 500mm F8
History: The Aplanat (or also Rapid Rectilinear) lens layout is one of the most succesfull lens layouts in the early lens history. With its overall corrrected image field and beeing lightweight it offered an alternative to the larger lenses that were dominating the studios up untill then. The layout was licensed to many makers including this small german manufacturer.
Condition: The brass is in fantastic shape, there is minimal to no wear to the brass at all. The glass is in a good condition also, there is minimal edge seperation on both sides, but besides that the glass is very clear and without any haze, damage or fungus.
The lens was advertised to cover 30x40 format, but with its focal lenght of about 500mm and an image circle of about 650mm it might even work for formats up to 40cm x 50cm (or 14"x17"). The lens is overall corrected (aplanat design) and shows a remarable sharpness all throughout the image field.
The lens comes with the original flange and leather lenscap.
Insured and tracked shipping cost:
Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 20 eur
Worldwide - 50 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.