Darlot "Gem" 6"f3.8 Petzval!

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  1. jimgalli

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    This is the one you've been dreaming about for your 4X5! 6" f3.8 Darlot Petzval!

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    This one is also featured in Dan's wonderful 1890 Benjamin French & Co. Catalogue.

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    This was probably originally one of 4 identical lenses that made 4 carte-de-visite images on the full plate. Today it will make one spectacular image on your 4X5

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    Apertures are for sissy's. There is none. Solves hours of dilemma's worrying about which aperture to choose. Brilliant.

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    The 'tube' is about 51mm wide so a good candidate for a #4 Ilex or #3 Copal if you're a sissy, but then you'll have that bothersome aperture. Me, I'd bore a tight fitting hole in a wood lens board, stab it in, and finish with a bit of black gaffer's tape. Remember, it's the pictures that are supposed to be fancy, not the lens. $185 + shipping