? ernst leitz hektor and elmar

Discussion in 'Darkroom Equipment' started by Denis R, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. Denis R

    Denis R Member

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    can ernst leitz hektor and elmar lenses be used for enlarging?
     
  2. fotch

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    Yes. Recommended? No, IMHO.
     
  3. edtbjon

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    Longer explanation is: Normal shooting lenses are corrected to perform their best at normal shooting distances, like 2 meters to infinity. When printing you want to have a lens which is corrected for normal enlarging distances. This because the normal situation is that you want as much detail in your print as possible, which a shooting lens cannot give you at that short distance.

    //Björn