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gandolfi
01-25-2008, 05:02 PM
I need some expert help.

I just bought a Voigtländer lens and it got stuck in customs!!:mad:

I have been charged more than 50% in taxes which Pi#### me off..

but I just learned, that if the item is a genuine antique (100 years or more), I don't have to pay taxes at all, which U would prefer:rolleyes:

it's an EURYSCOP IV, NO.3,FROM VOIGHTLANDER & SOHN NO.61635.

so how can I "prove" this is more than 100 years old? (if so)

I looked in the Vademecum, but I am uncertain whether I read it right, when I find it to be from 1881 ca?
the lens is a 6.3, and that is not mentioned in the Vademecum.

Unfortunately I don't have the serial number/year from that brand, but I truely hope someone in here will help me...

Pretty please....:p

AllenR
01-25-2008, 08:08 PM
Give this link a try, it lists voigtlander serial numbers.

http://members.aol.com/dcolucci/sn.htm

HerrBremerhaven
01-25-2008, 08:36 PM
http://dioptrique.info/base/m/m_voigtlaender.htm

Apparently not made after 1920 either. If the serial number listing in the other thread is correct, then it seem to be 1899, a very early version. You can use the link I provided to see a diagram of the lens, and verify the construction.

Ciao!

Gordon Moat Photography (http://www.gordonmoat.com)

Ole
01-26-2008, 02:30 AM
Hartmut Thiele lists 1890-1902 as sn. 39466 to 71688.

That means your lens is made before 1902, and thus more than 100 years old.

gandolfi
01-26-2008, 04:57 AM
thank you all.

I hope this will help me fight the customs.

Ole
01-26-2008, 05:09 AM
You really should have Hartmut Thiele's "Deutsche Photooptik von A-Z" for when the Vade Mecum is worthless (i.e. most German lenses)! :D

gandolfi
01-26-2008, 07:25 AM
yes indeed - but where to find it?

EDIT: I think I found it on Ebay...

Ole
01-26-2008, 08:13 AM
Here: http://www.lindemanns.de/4DCGI/370450417/TitelAnzeige/345003

gandolfi
01-26-2008, 08:51 AM
Tak Ole, men har lige købt en på Ebay. (samme pris så det er ok)

tak for linket - kan vise sig nyttigt i fremtiden!

Ole
01-26-2008, 08:52 AM
Lindemanns er farlig. Masse spennende fotobøker. :p