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Item Name : Voigtlander 16cm f4.5 Heliar Barrel Lens
Serial no. : 71787
Reference : Outstanding Heliar 16cm f4.5 lens, a rare original prototype 16cm focal length, a serious game changing model acquired and studied by Carl Zeiss Jena (read more about that below), made by Voigtlander of Germany around 1902 (serial number 71787). A fine opportunity for serious historians and collectors of Zeiss and related lenses, and the evolution of optical technology, or modern day photographers seeking the very best and most interesting from a bygone era! Now please note: this lens actually originated in the famous Carl Zeiss lens collection, the massive patent and prototype research museum of over two thousand lenses Zeiss maintained in Jena across five decades, from their very earliest models of 1889 up through the 1940's, and also included hundreds of examples of important and influential optics from their many competitors as well. The collection was brought to America by the United States military in 1945 just before Jena fell into Russian control, then after a few years of research under the Signal Corps it was handed over to Burke & James in the early 1950's for safe keeping in their own famous "lens bank", until eventually in the 1960's-1970's B&J (and Burleigh Brooks) sold it off to the public.
Glass Description : no cleaning mark or haze, one 2x4mm balsam separation on edge of rear group element, still Superb Glass !!!
Remark : W/Flange
Cosmetic Condition : 98%MINT
Price : $