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**rare** Gigantic Antique Brass Petzval 15-inch Portrait Lens For Sale
THIS IS WHAT YOU'RE offerDING FOR: From my personal collection, here's an enormous brass Petzval portrait lens, in unusually long 15-inch focal length, unmarked, but most likely from a maker in France. Ideally for full plate or 5 x 7 inch format, might actually cover up to 8 x 10 inch format, and it measures an impressive 6 1/2 inches long (without the hood) with 3 inch diameter glass. Yes, it's a monster! It's in EXCELLENT overall condition, featuring gorgeous natural golden patina all over the brass construction, crisp clean optics free of dust and mold and wipe marks, perfect smooth rack and pinion focus, and although it doesn't have a mounting flange, it comes with the original huge front hood, which is more rare than the lens itself. Wow, it's been a long time since I've handled such a large Petzval lens in such stunning condition! A very rare 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 $16.85 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, and note that this package will weigh over four 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!