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Ross Cabinet Portrait Petzval 300mm F3.5

€1600.00 Sold Out

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 B Series or the Voigtländer Portrait series.


Condition: The brass looks really good here, there is only minor wear and signs of use. The rack & pinion is missing, but that is rather a cosmetical issue. It comes with a waterhouse slot, as mostly no stops are included. The glass looks clean and shows no haze or fungus, there are some minimal cleaning marks here and there and air bubbles (sign of quality glass), but that wont affect the image quality of this beauty.

The lens has a focal lenght of aprox. 300mm (or 12") and it will cover 5x7 and 8x10 with distinct petzval characteristic on the ground glass. The starting aperture of F3.5 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: 20cm
width: 11cm
weight: 2500gr




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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