Hi there. I'm not a regular poster here so apologies for gatecrashing. I'm looking to assemble a few British lenses for 4x5 and/or 2x3" compability (with movements). Does anyone have any recommendations?
On a more specific question, I've tried doing a search for a Ross Xpres full-plate lens. There are 2 references to a Ross Xpres 5" lens and on other sites, there are references to a Ross Xpres 12" lens.
Ross Xpres 6" lens f4.5 (Made in England) by Ross, London
Brass mountings, set in Compur shutter (T, B, 1-1/250 sec) and runs f4.5 - f32.
The lens fits around the shutter in a doublet and can be mounted easily on a 5x4" lensboard.
The run of of this lens is either a very small number, or the one I have is an early model (the serial number runs into 4 digits). The grade of this particular lens is excellent without lens aberrations.
Anyone here have any experience with this lens? (Yes, I know Ansel Adams used one - but not for long........). Covering power?