I've done it, and it works fine. As to lens quality, it depends on what you want, as they all have different signtures. I use a 7 inch Rapid Rectilinear mounted in a Ball Bearing shutter. I focus on the ground glass. I also have a Bausch & Lomb tessar mounted in a compur shutter, which also does everything it's supposed to do. Which one I use has to do with the subject matter more than anything else.