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Ross C.deV. No 3 Portrait Petzval 220mm F3

€800.00 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 - London -  No3 C.deV. - 18003'

which puts it somewhere in 1874-75 period.


Condition: The brass looks really good here, there is only minimal wear and signs of use. The rack & pinion was replaced, its a bit off and works rather jumpy, but thats more of an aesthetic thing. It comes with a waterhouse, no stops included. The glass looks clean and shows no haze or fungus, there are minimal cleaning scratch on the outer side of the rear glass, but that wont affect the image quality of this beauty.

The lens has a focal lenght of 220mm at a speed of F3. It will cover 4x5 and 5x7 with distinct petzval characteristic on the ground glass.


Lens comes with a flange that isnt original, but holds the lens quite well.



height: 13.5cm
width: 7.5cm
weight: 800gr




Insured and tracked shipping cost:

Germany - 15 eur
EU* - 30 eur
Worldwide - 70 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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