Voigtländer Collinear II Satz 3&4
History: The story of the Collinear is quite interesting. It features a 3x3 element design, meaning there are three cemented elements in the front and three symmetrical elements in the rear. It is a similar layout as the famous Goerz Dagor or also Steinheils Orthostigmat. The advantage of that layout was that the lens was not only corrected for most stigmatisms, but it was also possible to reach both cells on each own, doubling the focal lenght (and aperture).
This lens is a part of the Satz II series which offered severall front and rear elements for combined and standalone use.
The serial number is: 65.966 which dates it right back to the year 1900.
Condition: Condition of the lens is very good. The golden laquere is authentic and shows only minimal wear. The glass is in a good condition, there are some very fine dust specs and cleaning marks here and there. There is no haze and no fungus. The aperture is moving freely and it comes with a flange.
The lens offers two cells, one 350mm and one 260mm. If you use both cells together you get a focal lenght of 200mm with an aperture of F5.4, that will work very well for up to 5x7 formats, and even up to 8x10 as a wide angle lens.
But you can also use each cell alone (by removing the second from the barrell) for up to 350mm at around F12 for up to 11"x14" formats.
Insured and tracked shipping cost:
Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 20 eur
Worldwide - 60eur
*(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.