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Voigtländer Heliar 420mm F4.5

€1300.00 Sold Out

If you ask seasoned shooters what favourite lens they would name, many would say a Heliar. Those are masterpieces of german optical design and famous in the Large format community for their smooth portrait rendering and absolute stunning bokeh. Just google up the internet for sample images shot with Heliar.

I had a couple of 420mm F4.5 Heliars in my life,  but this one comes really great condition and its also an early one beeing made in the early 1900s.

Its been tested by me up to 12" x 15" plates. Wonderfull portrait lens, if you want you can ask me for pictures of the plates, you will find plety of example shots on flickr.

This fantastic piece of optical history comes in near collectors condition. The black laquere looks good and shows only minor wear. The aperture is complete and mooves smoothly forth and back. The glass is in a very good condition, only very light cleaning marks and air bubbles can be seen. There is no fungus, haze or any chips there. The image on the groundglass is outstanding.

The lens comes with a flange which is not original, but holds the lens really well.

height: 13cm
width: 13cm
weight: 2600gr

Insured and tracked shipping cost:

Germany - 20 eur
EU* - 40 eur
Worldwide - 100 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)

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