Please help me:Meopta Anaret 80mm f 4,5 or Schneider Componar-C 75mm f4

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  1. peters8

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    Please help me!
    I've to buy one of these enlarger lens.
    Could you help me? Wich lens between these two models?...Generally I make 30x40 cm black and white prints.
    Please give me advices!
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  2. Andrew Moxom

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    These are the lower end lenses from each manufacturer... I would lean towards the meopta Meogon 80mm f2.8 lens. They are quite hard to find but will blow anyting out of the water.. Even the componon S.. Which is the higher end schneider. Again, the componon S is a good lens, and would really be better suited to the size of prints you are creating.
     
  3. Ian Grant

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    The Anaret is a much better lens, the Componar-C is a Triplet (3 elements).

    Ian
     
  4. Fred Aspen

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    Go for the Anaret, you'll be pleased.
     
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    thank you very much my friends!
    so is it better the small Meopta?...ok I buy it.I trust you
     
  6. peters8

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    Hi guys!...please do you confirm it?...I've to give an answeer!...Do I buy the Anaret?...then I'll try a better lens,but now I haven't much monjey!...So in this moment it'll be an small Anaret.
    Is this the right solution?
    Please let me know
     
  7. Ian Grant

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    Yes the right solution. Get the Anaret. BTW the Anaratet S is infact made by Schneier and in a Meoptabarrel.

    Ian
     
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    I have used an 80mm Anaret in the past, and was very pleased with the performance.

    Trond
     
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    My anaret 80(not S) is inferior to 6-element nikkors, componons and rodagons. I do not have componar 75mm, but old chrome componar 50mm 3,5 is an excellent
    lens, especially for small enlargements up to13x18cm.Maybe a little lower contrast, but great reproductions of tones and the sharpness comparable with all the best
    6-element lenses.