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Voigtländer Portrait Petzval 180mm F3.6

€750.00 EUR

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History: Very early made Voigtländer Portrait Petzval lens with a nice and authentic condition. The lens shows a serial number of 16.599, which dates it back to the year 1864.


Condition: The original laquere is mostly present and shows a fantastic patina. The rack & pinion is also still complete and working smoothly. The glass shows quite some cleaning marks and also some specs in the front element, but is otherwise clear and clean.


This lens has about 180mm focal lenght (8") and an open aperture of F3.6. The lens is not a mere laterna magica lens (as many smaller petzvals from back then), it was made as a portrait lens for small portraits, it features a waterhouse slot for stops (none included).


With its focal lenght it is best suited for 4x5 and 5x7 portraiture work, here it shows a remarkable thing DOF and a characteristic petzval bokeh in the background.





height: 14cm
width: 7cm
weight: 500gr




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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