Voigtländer Euryscope (pre) Series IV No 5
Voigtländer & Sohn Extra Rapid Euryscope Series IV is well known as a fantastic lens for group portraits and landscape work. This lens
comes with a focal lenght of 17 1/2" (or 450mm) and a starting aperture of
F5.6. According to the cataloug it should cover formats up to 14"x17". As many wetplate shooters testet it out, it will cover even more.
History: A masterpiece of german lens making from the late 1870ies. The Voigtländer Extra Rapid Euryscop offers the best of the two 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).
series number is 26.172, which dates it back to the year 1879. Btw. the pre series Euryscopes are actually slightly faster then the later Series one, they offer a open aperture of F5.6.
Condition: The condition of the lens is really good. The brass shows some minor wear and the nice golden patina. The glass is in a really good condition also, there are only minimal cleaning marks and a small edge chip which wont affect the image quality. There is no haze, fungus or seperation there.
The lens comes with the original flange and a plastic lenscap.
Insured and tracked shipping cost:
Germany - 10 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)