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I guess it depends on what you mean by "high magnification". Standard enlarger lenses are optimized for about 1:10. In this range they should do quite well, but I wouldn't call this "high magnification". If you try and do 1:1, you will likely run into trouble. For higher magnifications there are lenses such as the Apo-Rodogon D series. Dan C. At 09:03 AM 24-09-00 -0400, Harvey Weiss wrote: >Alfred A. Blaker writes," Most enlarger lenses, even those of purportedly >good qulaity and undeniably high price, are no better than fair when is >comes to high-magnification, high resolution photography. I have found that >by far the best readily available lenses for this work are the macro-type >camera lenses." (Handbook for Scientific Photography, p. 111) > >Can any provide their experience with the R60/2.8 used as an enlarging >lens, presumably with an R to LTM adaptor?