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Taylor Hobson Cooke Soft Focus Portrait lens 270mm F4.5

€1100.00 EUR

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History: The Taylor Hobson Cooke Portrait lens is one of the rarest and most sought after pieces of glass out there. This is the early version of the Series II Portrait lenses with the patented Soft Focus adjustment in the front.

Taylor Hobson was known for its absolute stunning optical work and built quality. This lens runs as smooth as butter still after even 80 or more years, you can hear the air flow outside when you move the soft focus adjustment forth and back.

With its 270mm  (or 10 3/4") it will cover fullplate format easily and work for portrait shootings even up to 8x10 format. For a Taylor Hobson Soft focus lens it is pretty compact and lightweight, making it a very nice addition for portraits in the field.

The F4.5 will give you a nice shallow DOF for any portraiture work.

A truly amazing and rare lens.

Condition: The condition of the lens is really superb. The golden laquere shows only minimal wear (mostly to the lenshood). The lens comes with a working iris aperture which moves smoothly. The most important part here is the glass, which comes in a very good and clear condition. There are very minimal cleaning streaks here and there, as usuall, but besides that there is no haze, no fungus or any damage to the lenses.

The lens comes with its the original flange.

height: 8cm
width: 7cm
weight: 1200gr

Insured and tracked shipping cost:

EU* - 40 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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