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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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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

awesome picture, please teach me how to make diffuser

catchsoul wrote:
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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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gaconsooner wrote:
awesome picture, please teach me how to make diffuser

catchsoul wrote:
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/

My setting up's here https://www.flickr.com/photos/catchsoul/albums/72157660546461333
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That picture was taken with Schneider Componon 4/28mm, right Catchsoul? It looks amazing. I'm not currently in the market for an enlarger lens, but I'll definitely keep it in mind.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ivery wrote:
That picture was taken with Schneider Componon 4/28mm, right Catchsoul? It looks amazing. I'm not currently in the market for an enlarger lens, but I'll definitely keep it in mind.

Yes it was bro. Thank you!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why reverse an enlarger lens? Aren't most a symmetrical design?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

klevin wrote:
Why reverse an enlarger lens? Aren't most a symmetrical design?

The designs are not really symmetrical. They're optimized for intended use, for example something like making an 8"x12" print from a 24x36mm negative, which is a little over 8X magnification.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read a bit further after my post. Best answer is "it depends". Most of the slower lenses are symmetrical. Many of the faster ones, and the ones designed for wide field use, aren't.

Interestingly, Nikon itself made or makes a reversing kit for the 50/2.8 since it finds use in process cameras among other things.
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