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    Re: 400mm f4 Charles Shepherd Questions

    I think that was a very sensible decision. There are not many quality Petzvals around that that really cover 8x10.

    You havn't mentioned what camera it is going to be mounted on?

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    Re: 400mm f4 Charles Shepherd Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Tribe View Post
    I think that was a very sensible decision. There are not many quality Petzvals around that that really cover 8x10.

    You havn't mentioned what camera it is going to be mounted on?
    l'm also interested about the shutter solution.

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    Re: 400mm f4 Charles Shepherd Questions

    here is a recent sale of the same lens at Breker auction https://new.liveauctioneers.com/item...hepherd-c-1856
    buyers premium was 24.3% for this auction.

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    Re: 400mm f4 Charles Shepherd Questions

    Yes, it is probably the exactly same lens.

    Sold on the 24th of september in Cologne, so there is just enough time for a room bidder to do a clean-up (quite well done!) and finished a few days before the OP started the thread.
    Missing flange on the Breker lens too and I don't think Sheppard used serial numbers.

    I remember seeing it now, but I was chasing another lot!

    By the way, I have a feeling that this may be of French origin. I know that Sheppard is supposed to have actually made lenses but the focussing wheel doesn't look English.

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    Re: 400mm f4 Charles Shepherd Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Tribe View Post
    I think that was a very sensible decision. There are not many quality Petzvals around that that really cover 8x10.

    You havn't mentioned what camera it is going to be mounted on?
    The 8x10 camera I will be using it on is one I made https://www.instagram.com/p/BHWDgNrhQtA/

    The 14x17 I was thinking of buying is the Chamonix http://www.chamonixviewcamera.com/

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    Re: 400mm f4 Charles Shepherd Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by seven View Post
    here is a recent sale of the same lens at Breker auction https://new.liveauctioneers.com/item...hepherd-c-1856
    buyers premium was 24.3% for this auction.
    I paid more than what what that lens went for in that auction. About double. Maybe I paid too much, but it's in amazing condition, minus the chip (on the outer region) on the back element.

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    Re: 400mm f4 Charles Shepherd Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by pierre506 View Post
    l'm also interested about the shutter solution.

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    No shutter. I'll be using this for wet plate, so I'll just be using a DIY lens cap as a shutter. I'll either be using natural light with long exposures, or strobes for portraits.

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    Re: 400mm f4 Charles Shepherd Questions

    As I mentioned last week in the "Soft lens sales" thread, there were a lot of good "general" Petzvals in the auction - many of which went for the asking price or at the lower end of valuations. The Sheppard went for a very reasonable price (well reasonable in relation to what we have come to expect!) for a quality 8x10" + 1850's Petzval. The edge chip is totally inconsequential!

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