Voigtländer Series III 4A Portrait Euryscope 286mm F4.5
The Voigtländer & Sohn Portrait d Euryscope Series III is as well reknowed for its image quality as the Series IV. The famous series IV offered a starting Fstop of 6 it focused more on longer group shots and landscape work, the faster Series III offers a stating Fstop of 4.5, which makes it useable with more difficult portrait sitters and low light conditions.
The No. 4A lens
comes with a focal lenght of 11 1/4" (or 286mm) and a starting aperture of
F4.5. According to the catalouge it could be up to 6"x8". In reality it will cover up to 8"x10" easly, maybe even 10x12.
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 35.576, which dates it back to the year 1887.
Condition: The condition of the lens is stunning good. The brass shows a nice golden tone and a fine patina. 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 a waterhouse slot and even a fitting waterhouse stop (aprox. F6).
The lens comes with a fitting flange and a waterhouse stop.
Insured and tracked shipping cost:
Germany - 20 eur
EU* - 30 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)