Voigtländer No. 5A Portrait Euryscope III 350mm F4.5
The Voigtländer & Sohn Portrait d Euryscope Series III is as well reknowed for its image quality. Compared to the well known Series IV, t he faster Series III offers a stating F stop of 4.5, which makes it useable with more difficult portrait sitters and low light conditions.
No. 5 lens
comes with a focal lenght of 13.5" (or 344mm) and a starting aperture of
F4.5. According to the catalouge it could be up to 8"x10". In reality
it will cover even more up to 10"x12" wide open, maybe even 11x14.
History: A masterpiece of german lens making from the early 1890ies. 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 F4.5. The series number is 57.971, which dates it back to the year 1900.
Condition: The condition of the lens is really good. The brass shows some character and minimal wear, but also a protective golden laquere which keeps the brass from oxidation. The glass is in an overall very good condition, minimal specs and cleaning marks like with most authentic lenses from that age. There is no haze, fungus or seperation there. The lens features an iris aperture, which still works smoothly.
The best part here is that the lens comes with a built in iris aperture, which is still working smoothly!
The lens comes with a fitting flange.
Insured and tracked shipping cost:
Germany - 20 eur
EU* - 30 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)