Voigtländer 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
F6. 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 late 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 F6 (way faster then the stadard aplanat). The series number is 42.944, which dates it back to the year 1893.
This is a very rare speciment which offers not only the original lenscap with a fine wooden grip, but also 3 fitting waterhouse stops (those are lost most of the time usually).
Condition: The condition of the lens is quite good. 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.
The lens comes with its original flange, lenscap and 3 waterhouse stops!
Insured and tracked shipping cost:
Germany - 20 eur
EU* - 40 eur
Worldwide - 90 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)