I own a Cooke XVa. It is formulated for modern film types.

If you are shooting film from Ansel Adams era, then the XV will do you fine.

What can I say other then it is a marvelous lens.

Some of these images in my gallery were shot with the XVa, but right now I can't remember which ones. I don't write this stuff down. Anyway, these little internet jpags can't show you the incredible image quality the XVa produces.

http://www.walterpcalahan.com/Photog..._County.html#0

Of course how you shoot might not work with the XVa. Everyone has different expectations. I find it a very versatile lens for what I do, plus saving weight in the camera bag.

Good luck.