Voigtländer (pre) Euryscop No 7 Series IV
Voigtländer & Sohn Extra Rapid Euryscope Series IV No 7. This lens
comes with a focal lenght of 25.8" (or 655mm) and a starting aperture of
F5.6. According to the catalouge it could be used wide open up to 20"x20"
and up to 24"x24" formats stopped down. In reality it will cover even more.
History: A masterpiece of german lens making from the early 1880ies. The Voigtländer Extra Rapid Euryscop offers the best of the 2 worlds, its well corrected (way more then the petzval design), but also offers a quite high open aperture of F5.6 (way faster then the stadard aplanat). The series number is 30.571, which dates it back to the year 1885.
This is a very rare speciment which only bears the '7' in the upper corner, this was the pre Euryscope series which is even slightly faster (F5.6) then the actually IV Series (which is F6), otherwise it is the same lens.
Condition: The lens is in absolute collectors condition. The brass shows some character and was not polished, overall it shows a fine patina. The glass is in great condition, it shows only minimal cleaning marks here and there, otherwise it is really clear and free of haze or fungus. A stunning beauty from 1885 which you wont find very often, if at all, on the market.
The lens comes with its original flange.
Insured and tracked shipping cost:
Germany - 20 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)