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Carl Zeiss Docter-Wetzlar Apo-Germinar 750mm F14.5 Prototype Lens in Copal #3 Shutter (SN: #1)


- Prototype lens

- Limited use

- The most advanced lens design in the history of large format lens making

- Produced before Docter completed the change over to their own name, these lenses were assembled as proof of concept, and mounted in the only readily available #3 shutters

- Probably the rarest of the modern ULF lenses

- The only other comparable lenses to this are Schneider's XXL Fine Art series, which are equally rare

- This one (being one of the two prototype lenses of this model) is the rarest of them all

- Only a handful of these were ever made before Docter closed their doors

- Lots of online info about how these came to be

- Massive coverage

- Clean glass

- Glass shows minor internal dust/artifacts (will not affect image-quality)

- No fungus, haze, scratches or other major issues to note

- Factory-mounted shutter, works as it should

- Shutter does not include a custom aperture scale (we can provide a hand-marked scale, or you can mark your own)

- Includes a retaining ring and both original caps

We have lens boards for most cameras in stock, just ask.

If returned, a 15% restocking fee will be charged on this item.