Ross Xpress Wide Angle 130mm F4 (RAF)
History: The Ross lenses are very well known and respected, especially the Ross Cabinet portrait petzvals are among the fines optics ever made. This specimen is not a portrait lens, but is still very fascinating, or maybe even more because of that. There is not much to none info on the Ross Wide Angle Xpress line on the net.
The most impressing here is not only that the lens has a wide angle design (which offers a very large image circle compared to its F) but it also offers a F4 starting aperture! There are plenty of wide angle lenses out there, but i dont know any which have this combination.
image circle of this baby is very big for its focal lenght. I did test it on the groundglass and this specimen will work for 4x5 and even up to 5x7 formats.
Condition: The brass looks very good here, there is minimal to no wear to the black laquere. It is unpolished and still shows the fatnastic patina. Lens comes with a working iris aperture, which moves smoothly from F4 to F11. The glass is a good condition mostly, showing some scuffs/marks, which wont affect the image quality. There is no haze or fungus.
The lens comes with an attached flange.
Insured and tracked shipping cost:
Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 20 eur
Worldwide - 60 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.