Voigtländer APO Lanthar 210mm F4.5
you ask seasoned shooters what favourite lens they would name, many
would say a Heliar. Those are masterpieces of german optical design and
famous in the Large format community for their smooth portrait rendering
and absolute stunning bokeh. Just google up the internet for sample
images shot with Heliar, you will see what i mean.
For offer here is the 'Über Heliar' as you might call it that way. This lens is a fine tuned Heliar lens with special glass used, to eliminate all chromatic aberrations. It was introduced in 1952 and the production run was only continued untill 1956, so not that many were produced. Most often you will find the 150mm version which will work for 4x5 formats. This is the rarer 210mm Version, which will work up to 5x7 formats.
The condition of this specimen is very quite nice. The lens is in absolute working condition: the aperture mooves smoothly forth and back and have all its leaves. The glass is in an good condition, there is just a hint of edge seperation in the front achromat, but this will not affect the image quality. There is no fungus, haze or any chips there. The Compound shutter seems to work fine, the times sound about right, but as with all older shutters they might be a bit off from time to time.
The lens comes with the complete package of a fitting flange and two original leather lenscaps from Voigtländer for front and rear lens!
width: 6cm (the lens tube)
Insured and tracked shipping cost:
Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 25 eur
Worldwide - 65 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.