*rare* Big Brass Antique Dallmeyer 3.b Patent 320mm Soft Focus Portrait Lens
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*rare* Big Brass Antique Dallmeyer 3.b Patent 320mm Soft Focus Portrait Lens:
THIS IS WHAT YOU'RE offerDING FOR: From my personal collection, here's an outstanding 3.B Patent 320mm variable soft focus portrait lens, made by Dallmeyer of England. Ideally for 5 x 7 to 8 x 10 inch format, the degree of soft focus is controlled by turning the rear element to one of four different notched settings, and it measures an impressive 17cm long (without the hood) with 9cm diameter glass. Yes, it's a biggie! The rack and pinion focusing is (typically) stubborn and needs some lube, but the lens is otherwise in generally excellent overall used condition, featuring beautiful natural golden wear and patina to the brass construction, crisp clean optics free of dust and mold and wipe marks, and although it doesn't have a mounting flange, it comes with the original huge front hood (with the obvious dent, but these hoods are more rare than the lens!) and an original waterhouse stop. Wow! A scarce and VERY valuable classic antique optic for the serious large format photographer or collector! WHEN THE sale ENDS: I'll send the winning buyer an invoice through 's e-mail notification system as soon as my sales conclude. The buyer must prepay in US dollars by Paypal or some other more traditional method, and include $16.20 for USPS Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation. For international buyers, please use 's shipping calculator to determine the cost of USPS Priority Mail to your location, but note that this package will weigh over five pounds. I always bundle multiple winnings to reduce postage, and I always offer less expensive First Class Mail when possible, but USPS Priority Mail is mandatory for international shipments on items over $100 total value or weighing over four pounds. This item is guaranteed to be as described, and if you're not satisfied you may return it for a full refund, no explanation necessary, in compliance with 's guidelines, within fourteen (14) days after you receive it. Thanks for looking, and remember, antique wood and brass cameras rock!