Darlot vintage lens, No. 3 Hemispherique Rapide 10 1/2 in, f7 For Sale
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Darlot vintage lens, No. 3 Hemispherique Rapide 10 1/2 in, f7:
This sale is for a vintage Darlot No. 3 Hemispherique Rapide. It is a 10 1/2 inch focal length (295mm) with a fixed f7 aperature.
As an old catalog quotes:
"These lenses embrace and angle of from 60 to 75 degrees, are quick acting, perfectly rectilinear and provided with central stops. Will be found very fine lenses for landscapes and outdoor groups; also for copying engravings, maps, architectural subjects, instantaneous views, etc"
This lovely old french Darlot lens has been in my collection for quite awhile but I am thinning down my collection. I used it on my 8x10 camera and I will include a few images taken with this lens on my 8x10 camera. It covers 8x10.
The glass of both the front and rear element is in very good condition, clean, no scratches, no fungus, a couple of tiny bubble inclusions in the rear element and very small amount of balsam separation around the extreme edge of front and rear lens elements.
The brass barrel has a waterhouse slot but no waterhouse inserts and is good shape, no dents or damage with a nice aged patina. Does not come with lens caps (but will be protected adequately for transport). Does not come with retaining ring although there is a thread for one.
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