Enlarger lens recomendations

Discussion in 'Darkroom Equipment' started by Fintan, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. Fintan

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    I've got fungus inside my Rodenstock Rodagon 80mm lens and looking to buy another lens.

    Can anyone suggest a good lens for a Devere 504 which has an Ilford Multigrade 400 head?
     
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    Would be nice to know wich format you are shooting to give an acurate help.
    But up to 6x7 you should be fine with a 80mm from Nikon, Rodenstock or Schneider. And if you want the best for wide open take an APO.
     
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    Find a good camera repair mechanic and get it popped open and cleaned.
    It's a common problem with enlarger lenses. If you are happy with this lens there's no need to buy another.
     
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    I think as gareth harper, if the fungus is not huge ther is no problem. If the fungus is too big the covering could be damaged but you need a great fungus to do it.
     
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    If the lens is realy dead replace it with another rodagon. I have several with no problems but then I live in a desert, we have trouble growing anything.
     
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    Had this problem once with both a Rodagon and a Schneider Componon-S. Sent them both to a good repairman and had them cleaned up. They are working fine again.
    Then I bought a dehumidifier that sits just outside my darkroom door.
    Good luck.

    gene
     
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    thanks for the advice. I use 6x6 format. Theres quite a lot of fungus inside.
    I thought it would be best to replace.