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Voigtländer Heliar 150mm F3.5 (!) in shutter

€800.00 EUR

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A small sensational lens. The F3.5 Heliars were really rare lenses back then and even more today. The Heliars that came already in compound shutters were more exclusive and costly. This is a very rare example of both: a 150mm F3.5 Voigtländer Heliar coming in a still working compound shutter. The list from Voigtländer list from H. Thiele states that only 3 pieces were made of this lens!


The condition of this specimen is very 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, some cleaning streaks front and rear (especially the front element has a cleaning stream), 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, though the slower ones seems to fast to me, but as with all older shutters they might be a bit off from time to time.


The lens offers a focal lenght of 150mm and will work best for 4x5 formats.


The lens comes with the original flange.





height: 6cm
width: 6cm (the lens barell)

weight: 600gr





Insured and tracked shipping cost:

Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 20 eur
Worldwide - 70 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.

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