Joseph Niépce, along with his brother, produced the first positive image from a photographic negative in 1816. The brothers created cameras that could record film in a larger format. This style of photo remained popular throughout the 19th century. Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers will present several vintage and large-format camera accessories in the upcoming camera auction. Over 600 items from a single owner will be on offer, including large-format cameras designed by the Niépce brothers. One key lot is a Portrait Series Camera by L.F. Deardorff & Sons. The camera comes with an Ansco Studio stand and four backs in varying sizes.
A Wollensak Vitax Portrait No. 3 lens from Wollensak, an American manufacturer of audio-visual products, will be available as well. The Vitax lens is best known for its speed of f/3.8 and high image quality. Introduced in 1906, it was also called the Royal Portrait lens. Another featured item from Wollensak is a Varium lens with a speed of f/3.5 and No. 5 Studio shutter, introduced in 1926. For more information, visit Bidsquare.
# of Lots:640
Price Range:$30 - $2,500
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Wollensak Vitax Portrait No. 3 10 f/3.8 Lens||
|Deardorff Portrait Series 8x10 Camera||
|Wollensak Varium 14 f/3.5 Lens||
|Cirkut No. 6 Panoramic Camera Outfit||
|System Moller Bolex-Anamorphot 8/19/1.5x||
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