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Unbranded french Petzval 200mm F3.5

€500.00 EUR

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History: This brass specimen comes very likely from a french lens workshop (most likely Darlot or G&C, judging from the brass layout). It was not a laterna magica but rather a true photographic lens. It features a waterhouse slot (no stops included).

Condition: The brass looks good here, there is some amount of wear but on the other hand there is also a nice patina. The rack & pinion mechanism is complete and working. The glass looks also good here, minor cleaning marks as always, but nothing that would have an impact on the final imaging capabilities.


The lens has a focal lenght of 200mm at a speed of F3.5. It will cover 4x5 and even 5x7 format at portrait distance with distinct petzval characteristic on the ground glass.


Lens comes with a flange and is ready to shoot!



height: 14cm
width: 7cm
weight: 1000gr




Insured and tracked shipping cost:

Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 20 eur
Worldwide - 70 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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