Vintage Giant 18" 457mm F3.0 Aero Lens With Mount For Large Format Camera 8x10
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If you haven't noticed, I've got a soft spot for big glass....well, OK, GIGANTIC glass. This lens is no exception, it's a massive 18" (457mm) f3.0 Pacific Optical Aero lens. The lens is in excellent condition optically. Has a large & working aperture, but let's be honest here, if you stop this beast down even one or two stops & you can carry a smaller lens & save your back. The optics are in great condition, some cleaning marks but very well cared for overall. The lens will cover 8x10 with some of the most impressive bokeh you will ever see with it's large aperture & good sharpness. Mounting it might be an issue, it weighs a hair under 57 lbs & you can see the dimensions of this beast in the photo. These are incredibly rare! The speed is incomparable, particularly for the focal length. Incredibly I've got 2 of these if someone want's to build the worlds largest studio camera! Great for someone who wants to build an amazing portrait camera, owns a Cold War era spy plane, or just wants an impressive piece of history for a doorstop! Lens measures 595mm x 225mm overall. Weighs a little under 57lbs. I've been collecting, buying & selling camera gear for over 15 years, & have seen a wide selection of camera gear over the years. I specialize in large format antiques & other vintage camera gear, some that needs additional restoration, some that's functions perfectly as it is. I examine & clean each piece, & I describe each to the best of my abilities, but all the gear I sell is used, & thus imperfect as am I. If you are unsatisfied with a piece or I described it improperly, I will always take a return (provided gear is returned within 7 days of arrival, & in the same condition it left). I try to be as fair as possible, & sell usable gear with minor defects to people who want it, but sometimes people disagree on what is "usable". If you have any questions about the functionality, usefulness, condition or want additional photos of any piece, please let me know BEFORE you purchase, I'm happy to oblige. I ship via USPS mail, & all items with a value of $75 or above shipped internationally will be shipped USPS Priority Mail insured, I apologize to my international customers if this incurs additional shipping charges, but I've had thousands of dollars worth of gear damaged overseas over the years, & I can't afford to give refunds on uninsured items. Vintage Giant 18" 457mm F3.0 Aero Lens With Mount For Large Format Camera 8x10



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