An antique french lens engraved. VALLANTIN Opticien a Paris N°3737. This early petzval optical design lens is from circa 1860. Mr Vallantin is known to have been overseer for Lerebours (from 1840 to 1856) before to create his own brand of lenses.
Vallantin lenses are sought after for their high optical quality. This one for sale is in good used condition, brass barrel is shiny and well patinated with marks of age.
The rack & pinion focusing system is present but doesn't work (I don't want overforce mechanic). But the main barrel slides as it should. Glasses are in very good condition.
Front achromat is well cemented. Rear achromat is complete with 2 glasses separated by a spacer metal ring. Original brass mounting flange is included. Original brass front cap is included.Diameter at mounting thread: 53mm. External diameter of flange: 68mm. A beautiful historical piece of French photography, in nice condition, for collectors and wet plate enthusiasts. Check my other antique lenses for sale.
L'item "Petzval VALLANTIN brass large format early French lens (post Lerebours Secretan)" est en vente depuis le jeudi 4 avril 2019. Il est dans la catégorie "Photo, caméscopes\Photographie ancienne\Objectifs anciens". Le vendeur est "75photographica" et est localisé à/en Paris, Ile-de-France. Cet article peut être livré partout dans le monde.