150mm Enlarger lens

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  1. tony lockerbie

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    Hi, looking for a good quality 150mm enlarging lens, must have a 39mm screw mount (to fit a Durst lens board) Interested in Rodagon, Componon S or El-Nikkor.
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    Tony
     
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    I'm selling a schneider componon S 150mm with 39mm thread, mounted into a beseler lens board and it has the lower lens cap.... I cannot bump the ad I placed for it a few days go. I'll have more pictures tomorrow.$90 takes it.
     
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    hey tony, i have a 135mm schneider companon up for sale right now, just bumped it ... talk to me, make me an offer I can't refuse. That Rollei would look real nice next to it.
     
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    Thanks for the offer, but I was after the 150...already have a 135 Nikkor. The Rollei is great, going to send it off for a CLA next week....they are a sweet camera.
     
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    but I've already taught it to sing "Waltzing Matilda."
    :tongue:
    ct
     
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    Ha! If you find a mint Rollei-Wide for five hundred bucks let me know :smile:
     
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    if i were to find one of those at that price, yeah, I'd tell you .. followed by "nyah nyah nyah!"

    Or something equally classy. :tongue:
     
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    I may be wrong, but according to my Beseler 45 MXT enlarger instruction manual, both the Rodagon and Componon-S 150 mm lenses are 50 mm thread. At least they require a Beseler 50 mm flat lens board. Even the Componon-S 135/5.6 is 50 mm. The El-Nikkor 150 mm is also 50 mm screw mount, but there is a 39 mm adapter.

    To fit an M39 screw mount, you will need a Rodagon 135/5.6. Don't know about the Durst enlarger, but my Rodagon 135/5.6 requires an extended lens board when used on my Beseler 45S.

    Bottom line is that I doubt you will find a Rodagon, Componon S, or El-Nikkor 150 mm enlarger lens with an M39 screw mount. You may have to go to a 135 mm focal length. Even then, you should check whether your enlarger will work with it on a standard Durst lens board. Before you decide, you might want to read Chapter 6 "Enlarging Issues" in Post Exposure: Advanced Techniques for the Photographic Printer (2nd Edition) by Ctein. It's available free online. He evaluated all sorts of enlarging lenses including 4x5.
     
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    My 150mm schneider componon s is a 39mm thread.
     
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    The Componon S was available in a number of different mount sizes over the years. The two brochures I have (1979 & 1984) lists the 150 Componon S at M32.5, M42mm and M50 sizes while the 180 is shown as M39 or M50. Andrew's M39 version is probably just another variation.
     
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    Moral of the story for OP is to check the mounting thread size before buying.