Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/10/15

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Enlarging lens recommendation
From: Aaron Ruby <>
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999 00:01:25 -0400

I've been using the 50/2.8 APO Rodagon for awhile also. I absolutely agree.
I've been nothing but ecstatic about the lens. The problem is, the APO Rodagon
80/4 is about 600 bucks at B&H--a bit much for my taste at the moment. The 105
APO Rodagon is a whopping 850 bucks. Considering that I'm just getting started
with serious MF work--prior to the Fuji I've been using a Holga, which is
obviously a much weaker link in image quality than any modern enlarger
lens--and given Mark and Harrison's comments to 'go bigger', I'm thinking a
Schneider Companon S 100/5.6 might be a good compromise at just under $350.



Michael Hintlian wrote:

> Mark...
> PMFJI.  Don't hesitate go for the APO-Rodagon-N, its as good as it gets.
> I'm using a 50mm f2.8 APO-Rodagon-N and love it.  Never did think too much
> of the go-one-size-up idea for 35mm, could never see a difference really.
> This new APO 50 blows everything else away...and not by a little bit
> either.
> MH
> -------------------- Begin Original Message --------------------
> Message text written by Mark Rabiner
> "I've got my eye on that one too. The same brochure has all the information
> of
> the precise magnifications their enlarging lenes are optimized for. And
> with the
> first examples of photographs collaged digitally that I found worth looking
> at.
> Mark Rabiner
> or the Apo Rodigon"
> -------------------- End Original Message --------------------