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    Strange Petzval (?)

    A Voigtländer petzval lens on the loose...

    What I find strange is that it is inscribed "VOIGTLÄNDER PETZVAL OBJEKTIV 1:3,7 / 147 " on the front rim...

    I don't think I have seen the Petzval name written in the lens like this before..

    Uncommon or am I (as usual) just uneducated?

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    Re: Strange Petzval (?)

    No idea!
    No "& Sohn"?
    Late cinema or projection lens - no iris or Waterhouse stops?

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    Re: Strange Petzval (?)

    No waterhouse stops - no writing at all on the barrel... but looking (too?) good...

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    Re: Strange Petzval (?)

    Looks to either be a modern reproduction (IOW a fake), or could be a remounting of old cells in an all new housing (similar to the B&J remounts in the US).

    strange indeed

    Tim

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    Re: Strange Petzval (?)

    Odd indeed. A quick search showed the "..& Sohn" engraving as far back as Voigtlander's 1840 all-metal camera.
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    Re: Strange Petzval (?)

    I don't think Voigtlander would ever list the word "Petzval" on their lenses, since they basically stole his design and had a falling out.

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    Re: Strange Petzval (?)

    Prototype!!??...$$!!
    Real cameras are measured in inches...
    Not pixels.

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    Re: Strange Petzval (?)

    A "genuine forgery" would be just as valuable!

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    Re: Strange Petzval (?)

    Are there any pictures of this lens you can share?

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    Re: Strange Petzval (?)

    Looks like a somewhat modern reproduction ... Petzval in the style of Voigtlander ... ;-)

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