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GrayPlayer



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:26 pm    Post subject: Enlarger Lens. Reply with quote

Suggestions wanted for enlarger lens that will not break the bank. Also, are thread dimensions standard to some degree?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schneider Componon - S 50mm f/2.8
El Nikkor 50mm f/2.8
(For those two, look for less old versions)
Minolta Rokkor 30mm f/2.8
Schneider 28mm f/4 Componon, the 35mm too

Many/most 6 element f/2.8 50mm's are OK
Rodagon 28mm isn't quite as good as Schneider's (small sample)

A small range of filter thread sizes covers most of them, see the FAQ "Threads we use".

The shorter ones have become more expensive than the $50 or so which would probably be enough for most of the 50mms.

Avoid Componar, , Comparon, Rogonar or anything with a small aperture - they'll not be 6 element.

Longer, there-no standout good cheap one that I know of, though Ray will probably remind us...
The Rodagon 75mm D for 1:1 or 1:2 deserve a mention, but they aren't $50.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would prefer Schneider Componon 4/28mm and 4/35mm. Two both are awesome Enlarger lens as reversed. Those good for macro on field or stacking.


More samples here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/catchsoul/
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