Topic: L.A. Verne, Paris Petzval 300/4 lens restoration

I bought few years ago petzval lens,
https://i1.wp.com/czarnobialykwadrat.pl/blog/brass-lenses/szk%C5%82o.jpg

I refresh the brass and peeled off the interior blackening.
https://i1.wp.com/czarnobialykwadrat.pl/blog/brass-lenses/black-peel-off.jpg

I put a new blackenings:
https://i1.wp.com/czarnobialykwadrat.pl/blog/brass-lenses/new-black.jpg

It looked ok, but there was a separation in front lens group:
https://i1.wp.com/czarnobialykwadrat.pl/blog/brass-lenses/separation.jpg

I found an optical workshop where the separation was fixed. They uncemented the lenses, cleaned them, polished and aligned and cementetd it again

https://i2.wp.com/czarnobialykwadrat.pl/blog/brass-lenses/no-separation.jpg

The final is, I think awesome.

https://i2.wp.com/czarnobialykwadrat.pl/blog/brass-lenses/lens-ok2.jpg


and the results are also good, especially swirly bokeh:
https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1482/24418753930_866e80540b_b.jpg

Re: L.A. Verne, Paris Petzval 300/4 lens restoration

Beautiful work , both technically and artistically .
Your work seems out of range for us simple people !

I am a Pentacon and kiev( MF and35 mm) user,and also :contaxII,III,IIa  ,contaflex , contarex bullseye ,voigtlander ....