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Ross Cabinet No 1 Portrait Petzval 220mm F3

€950.00 EUR

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History: Ross lenses were well know and highly regarded among the early photographic and still are by wet palte community. Its image quality is on the same level as the Dallmeyer 2B or the Voigtländer Portrait series. The lens is engraved with:

'Ross - No 23040 - London'

'No 1 - Cabinet'


Condition: The brass looks really good here, there is only minor wear and signs of use. The rack & pinion is complete, and still working. It comes with a waterhouse, no stops included. The glass looks clean and shows no haze or fungus, there are some cleaning marks here and there and a feint scratch mark on the rear element, but that wont affect the image quality of this beauty.

The lens has a focal lenght of 220mm and it will cover 4x5 and 5x7 with distinct petzval characteristic on the ground glass. The starting aperture of F3 will give you a fantastic shallow DOF and a short exposure time, to be able to do fantastic portrait shots.


Lens comes with a fitting flange.



height: 14cm
width: 8cm
weight: 1300gr




Insured and tracked shipping cost:

Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 30 eur
Worldwide - 90 eur


*(the site offers only 2 shipping variations, DE and worldwide. buyers from EU please either contact me beforehand for a reduced EU cost, or after buying so i can send a refund over the difference)




Importent Note: This item comes from my private collection and is around 100 years old (antique). I try my best to describe all the faults and major damage which are relevant for the function of this item. But the actuall item can show signs of wear and also some cosmetic blemishes/damage which is not described in the auction text! When buying this item the buyer agrees to this terms.

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