Which enlarger lens should I get!??

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by Tara, Jul 14, 2003.

  1. Tara

    Tara TPF Noob!

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    Hi there! :) I'm lucky enough to be having an enlarger bought for me as a birthday present...problem is..I'm completely unsure about which lens I should ask for! :oops: I think the enlarger will be meopta magnifax...and I think the lens choices are:

    14 464 Componar S 50mm f2.8
    22 332 Componar S 90mm f4.5
    5 240 Componar S 105mm f4.5
    15 389 Comparon 50mm f2.8
    14 099 Comparon 80mm f4.5
    23 162 Comparon 105mm f4.5
    20 904 Componon S 50mm f2.8
    10 262 Componon S 80mm f4.0
    23 135 Componon S 100mm f5.6

    - Belar 50mm f4.5
    - Anaret 30mm f4.5
    - Anaret 50mm f4.5
    - Anaret S 50mm f2.8
    - Anaret S 50mm f4.5
    - Anaret 80mm f4.5
    - Anaret S 80mm f4.5
    - Anaret 105mm f4.5
    - Anaret S 105mm f4.5
    - Meogon S 50mm f2.8
    - Meogon 50mm f5.6
    - Meogon 80mm f2.8
    - Meogon S 80mm f4

    I'm looking for a good all-rounder if poss....I generally will be printing 10 X 8 or larger...i think. Can anyone help out a motivated newbie?? I really want to get it right. :wink:

    Many thanks.
    Tara xxx
     
  2. ericmyers17

    ericmyers17 TPF Noob!

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    I am new to the Forum also. so hello to you. It depends on what film you intend to use, generally you will need a 50 mm for 35 mm negs and an 80 mm for medium format (120). I use Nikon, or but if you have been offred a Componon that is just as good. Best of luck with your printing from Eric
     
  3. Tara

    Tara TPF Noob!

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    Thanks very much.

    I'll be doing a bit of 35mm and 120mm...Is there a way of getting good results without having to buy more than one lens? I guessed that 50mm would be a safe bet but i'd rather not limit myself to much.
    Thanks again.
     
  4. John A

    John A TPF Noob!

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    The answer to your question is .... The best you can afford.

    Like a previous poster, Eric I used a Nikon with good results.
    It is not much good using an enlarger lens which is inferior to the lenses you use on the camera. Best of luck.
     

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