Voigtländer Heliar 420mm F4.5
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 360mm F4.5 Heliars in my life, but this is only the third 420mm version in 5 years so far.
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, i can send them to
This fantastic piece of optical history comes in near collectors condition. The black laquere looks good and shows only minimal wear, it seems the lens was stored very carefully over the deacades. The aperture is complete and mooves smoothly forth and back. The glass is in an stunning condition, i cant event see the usually cleaning marks, if there are any, only a couple of air bubles are present (sign of quality glass!). I rarely seen a Heliar with a clearer glass then that. There is no fungus, haze or any chips there. The image on the groundglass is outstanding.
The lens comes with a fitting flange.
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)