6" Petzval with aperture
I have an unusual small Petzval lens--a Baush and Lomb 6" Rectinar lens with aperture control. I don't remember seeing any other small Petzvals with apertures, so if you want one--this is your chance. The glass is in very good condition and the rack and pinion, and aperture operate smoothly. It looks to be about f/6 and would fit nicely into a spare shutter or mounted directly to a lens board. This was likely a projection lens and the (unmarked) aperture was used to shutter the lens, but it can easily be used to stop down the lens. This lens would be perfect on a 4x5 if you like some swirly bokeh.
do you have any sample photos?
I bought a several small Petzvals at the same time and have ended up mainly using the first couple I bought because it's worked out well for one of my projects. I never got around to testing this one, but I have some other B&L Petzvals and I like the quality. I have a few other really nice Petzvals and will try to take some test shots if the weather ever breaks.
Originally Posted by illumiquest
I'll have a few more Petzvals for sale soon.