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    dating Voigtländer lens?

    I need some expert help.

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

    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....

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    Give this link a try, it lists voigtlander serial numbers.

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

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    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

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    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.
    -- Ole Tjugen, Luddite Elitist
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    thank you all.

    I hope this will help me fight the customs.

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    You really should have Hartmut Thiele's "Deutsche Photooptik von A-Z" for when the Vade Mecum is worthless (i.e. most German lenses)!
    -- Ole Tjugen, Luddite Elitist
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    yes indeed - but where to find it?

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

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    -- Ole Tjugen, Luddite Elitist
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    Tak Ole, men har lige købt en på Ebay. (samme pris så det er ok)

    tak for linket - kan vise sig nyttigt i fremtiden!

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