Voigtländer Portrait Petzval 220mm F3.6
History: I dont think that Voigtländer & Sohn needs any
introduction. It was one of the best (if not the best) lens maker in the
early days, who revolutionized photography by introducing the petzval
This quite early version and the serial number is 6.501 and it was made in the very early 1856.
lens comes in quite a nice condition. The brass shows a nice and golden glow. The rack
& pinion seems complete and still moving (though a bit jumpy at times). The glass is really
good here, featuring only some feint cleaning marks here and there, but
no obvious damage.
has about 220mm focal lenght (8.5") and an open aperture of
F3.6. It will be
best used on 4x5 and 5x7 portrait format.
Lens comes with a fitting flange and one waterhouse stop.
Insured and tracked shipping cost:
Germany - 10 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)
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.