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french Petzval lens 220mm F4

€500.00 EUR

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This quite nice Petzval layout lens comes (very likely) either from a french or from a british workshop. It is not engraved on the outside, but both the front element and one of the rear elements are marked with a lead pencil. Sadly i wasnt able to find a maker here.

Condition: Overall the lens is in a really good condition. The brass is protected by a greenish golden laquere and shows minor wear. The glass is also in a good condition only with minor cleaning marks and dust specs.


The best part about this lens is that it comes withe a fully working iris aperture, and with a fitting lenscap. This way its fully useable from the go.


The lens has a focal lenght of 220mm at a speed of around F4. It will cover 4x5 and 5x7 with fine petzval characteristic on the ground glass.


Lens comes with a flange and a retrofitted lenscap.


height: 16cm
width: 8cm
weight: 1000gr



Insured and tracked shipping cost:

Germany - 10 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)






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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