Voigtländer portrait Petzval 290mm F3.5
Very early made Voigtländer portrait petzval lens in a stunning collectors condition. The engraved serial is 20.950 so it dates back from the year 1874! Really nice condition overall: unpolished brass with an authentic patina, the rack & pinion is complete (moving a bit jumpy). The glass is clean and features some cleaning marks and air bubbles. Otherwise it is very clear and shows a fantastic sharp image on the ground glass.
The lens features a waterhouse slot and comes even with 1 fitting stop (around F16).
A fantastic piece of history of one of the most reknowed optical manufacturers of the early photographic age.
has about 290mm focal lenght (11 1/2") and an open aperture of
F3.5. It will work for fullplate format but actually will produce the
best results on the 8x10 format, where its authentic character can be
seen in the outer edges of the image field.
really fine specimen of Voigtländer master workshop. This lens is in the
same range as the (in)famous Dallmeyer 3B and has almost identical FL
and stats. I even tested it once against one 3B, and i couldnt tell
which of them was sharper. I guess the Voigtländer featured slightly
less swirl in the background.
Insured and tracked shipping cost:
Germany - 20 eur
EU* - 40 eur
Worldwide - 80 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.