Watson & Sons Wide Angle lens 140mm F11
History: The British company Watson & Son were
located at 313 High Holborn London, and enjoyed a reputation for making
fine microscopes and wooden cameras. Their lenses were also of high
repute, but are quite rare as comparatively few were made .
them very desirable among collectors and enthusiasts. This example on
offer has a focal length of 5.5" (140mm), with both front and rear
lens of 9.5" (240mm). It also features a fully working aperture which rotates smoothly from around F11 up to F64.
The super compact and lightweight lens will cover 8x10 formats and even 10x12 when used with both elements. But it also can be used in a 'single element' mode, with a focal lenght of 240mm and an even larger image circle.
brass looks quite nice with a warm patina and some light signs of wear. The glass elements are mostly clear showing only minimal signs of dust specs inside.
Lens comes with the original flange.
Insured and tracked shipping cost:
Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 20 eur
Worldwide - 40 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.