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E. Mander Portrait Petzval 140mm F3.5

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History: This very old and very fast portrait petzval lens comes from the early british lens and camera maker E. Mander in Birmingham.

Elisher Mander was established in 1850 and did provide the growing photography scene with cameras, lenses and other equipment.



Condition: The brass comes in a good condition, there is only minor wear to it. The rack & pinion is complete but not really moving. Also the lenshood seemed to have been modyfied to be longer and offer more protection. The glass is in a good condition, there are cleaning marks and some minor scuffs, but overall its clear and will provide a crisp image.


Lens comes with a fitting flangen and leather lenscap.




height: 11cm
width: 6cm
weight: 500gr





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.

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