Details about Bausch & Lomb Rapid Rectiliniar F8 brass lens .-Vintage pre 1900 lens-See original listing
02 Jun, 2012 21:47:53 BST
Approximately £86.90(including postage)
[ 4 bids ]
|Brand:||Bausch and Lomb|
This is a vintage(pre 1900 lens--the patent date on the shutter is 1891)-Bausch and Lomb Rapid Rectilinear F 8lens(sorry the focal lenght is not marked)
The lens is mounted in a beautiful R.O &C Company (beautiful type that i have never seen before)
The shutter is still alive -and fires--but only on the short speeds--i cannot gurantee in any way its good functioning.
The iris is in perfect working order.
The glass looks actually very nice on this 100 years old lens--no fungus,haze or such issues--just a few specs of dust inside and some minor traces of use on glass--(all in all in its condition this should be fully usable like it is now--but a carefull clean--as on any such old lens couldn,t hurt--so i leave the cleaning to you-i,m afraid i will do more bad than good if i do it.
Both front and back elements are easy to unscrew.
Comes with retaining ring.
The only test i could make is put the lens in front of a ground glass--it produces a nice ,sharp image of whats in front of it.
Dear buyers(especially from Asia)--please undrestand this is a 100 years old historical lens--not some modern shiny plastic junk lens you get new ---it cannot look like a new lens--i just about had it with buyers being crazy in expectations about the condition of such old lenses.
I am selling this As Is,as a vintage collectible lens-with NO returns or refunds.If i made a mistake I will try to solve it-i am a reasonable seller--but pls ,try yourselfs to be reasonable buyers.
Priority mail (with tracking)takes 2-4 weeks to arrive ,depending on destination.The shipping price i have is just an estimation--it could be less for inside Europe ,or more for some distant country.Wait for my invoice ,after the auction ends,that will have exact shipping price for your country.
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PS-due to work related problems -there will be a delay of 4-5days in shipping this item-once the auction will be over-sorry about that-but theres nothing i can do about it.