Suter & AFR lenses for sale

Paul Kay

Registered User
Clear out time prior to moving house! Unlikely to use any of these in the near future so they may as well find a better home.

Suter Aplanat B Number 5 - 13” x 11” coverage and complete with flange, but no stops. This is an early Suter, probably from the 1880s lens with a low s/n 2126. Condition good for age with some optical blemishes but very usable, and with a tarnished body (patina!). Sold by Allen Bros - UK market. [Earliest known lens of this specification on the Large Format Photography forum - so quite a rare lens with excellent coverage]. - £200

Suter Aplanat C Number 3 - w/a with 18 x 24cm coverage, no flange, rotary stops. An early Suter lens probably from the 1880s with low s/n 1753 - condition excellent for age, clean glass, clean body. £150

A. F. R. Paris Anastigmat Symetrique 28cm f/6.3 Series A No 12 Lens No 157 - covers in excess of 12” x 8” wide open! Excellent condition and boxed(!) with caps. A. F. R. are a bit of a mystery but this lens seems to date to 1890-1908. Not many examples of this maker/importer known. It may be a British made lens though because the flange threads are similar to those found n other British lenses (RPS standard?)