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Details about  Antique Bausch&Lomb 8x10 brass Petzval large format camera lens. Very large.

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Antique Bausch&Lomb 8x10 brass Petzval large format camera lens. Very large.
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Aug 22, 2012 21:05:29 PDT
US $899.00
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Olympia, WA, United States


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Early  brass lens, very large size, the biggest I have ever seen before.  Marked Bausch & Lomb. It has a focal length of  about  300 mm from the optical center  and maximum diameter of 90 mm, which makes it approximately  F 1:3.3.  Very fast portrait lens  .  The lens has  no aperture .  The lens coverage circle is over 10 inches. It is made by Petzval optical scheme: one achromatic cemented doublet in the front and air-spaced pair in the rear. The lens shows nice background swirls on the ground glass at the edges of the image circle. 

The front element is good, no haze, marks.   The rear air-spaced element is good too.  Rack and pinion focusing tangent drive is  missing, but lens is stopped inside the outer casing by two screws.

The lens is mounted on the 5x5 inches board with two holes for mounting it on the larger lensboard. The smaller lensboard will not accomodate it because of it's size. The last two pictures show the lens next to the Graflex 4x5 camera (camera is not included, it is listed separately) .

Interesting lens with shallow depth of field, suitable for Daguerrotype, liquid collodion or cut film.

Please, check my other items,  I will combine shipping price.

International buyers are welcome, but I will only ship insured. Please make sure you know your country's custom regulations and fees, they are not included in the price of item or shipping charges. Thank you! 

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