Vallantin portrait Petzval 300mm F3.5
History: A very interesting Portrait petzval for the 8x10 format. Vallantin honed his skill for many years in the workshop of Lerebours, and opened his own workshop in 1856. His skill were highly praised and he was quite succesfull, but his brand was sold on 1860. This early specimen comes from the late 1850ies since it doesnt feature a waterhouse slot, but rather place for a washer stop mechanism.
Vallantin lenses are rarelly seen on the market, considering his well known optical and built quality, this early lens is a great piece for a collection or also an authentic early wetplate setup.
Condition: The lens is in very nice and authentic condition. The brass of the lens comes with an authentic and warm patina, showing only minimal wear. The glass is in really really fantastic condition, considering its age. I cant even make out any cleaning marks here, which is really really rare for such an old lens. All in all i tested this baby on the ground glass and the image was very nice with and tack sharp in the center.
has about 300mm focal lenght (12") and an open aperture of
F3.5. It will cover 5x7 and 8x10 format with a nice petzval character especially at portrait distance.
Lens comes with a fitting flange.
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.