Printing 120 negs

Discussion in 'Enlarging' started by Mike Kennedy, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. Mike Kennedy

    Mike Kennedy Member

    Messages:
    1,595
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2005
    Location:
    Eastern Cana
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I have a Durst M605 equipped with an el-Nikkor 50mm lens. Should I be looking for another lens for my 120 negs? Any suggestions?


    Thanks in advance,
    Mike
     
  2. Stephanie Brim

    Stephanie Brim Member

    Messages:
    1,607
    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2005
    Location:
    Iowa
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    You need 75-80mm for printing 120. Someone's selling EL-Nikkor lenses here right now in that size. :wink:
     
  3. André E.C.

    André E.C. Member

    Messages:
    1,520
    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2004
    Location:
    Finland
    Shooter:
    Medium Format
    I use one EL-Nikkor 75mm f/4!

    Cheers

    André
     
  4. Lachlan Young

    Lachlan Young Member

    Messages:
    752
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2005
    Location:
    Glasgow
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Minolta E.Rokkor 75mm f4.5 lenses are excellent and cheap... the Meopta Anaret S & Meogon S lenses are superb too.

    Hope this helps,

    Lachlan
     
  5. leeturner

    leeturner Subscriber

    Messages:
    491
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2004
    Location:
    North of Eng
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I've got the Nikkor 75mm and Minolta 75mm. The Minolta is a stunning lens and sells for a ridiculously low price on the auction sites.
     
  6. Nick Zentena

    Nick Zentena Member

    Messages:
    4,677
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2004
    Location:
    Italia
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    You don't say what format.

    Most of the 80mm cover up to 6x7
    105 for 6x9
     
  7. pyrometol

    pyrometol Member

    Messages:
    34
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2006
    Location:
    Exmouth, Dev
    Shooter:
    Med. Format RF
    Yes, a 50mm lens will vignette. There a number of really good lenses out ther, make sure you get a 6 element lens, like the best Schneider ones. pyrometol
     
  8. André E.C.

    André E.C. Member

    Messages:
    1,520
    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2004
    Location:
    Finland
    Shooter:
    Medium Format
    True, I find my 4 element Tessar design Nikkor 75, kinda soft on the edges for 6x6, razor sharp at the center.
    I think it`s great for 35mm, if you aren`t doing big enlargements and can tolerate the arm exercize :smile:...

    Cheers

    André
     
  9. raucousimages

    raucousimages Member

    Messages:
    825
    Joined:
    May 12, 2003
    Location:
    Salt Lake
    Shooter:
    Large Format
    Rodenstock Rodagon's are fantastic but on the upper end in price for a used lens. Look for a good 6 element lens. As a general rule 6x6= 80mm, 6x7=90mm, 6x9=105mm.
     
  10. Travis Nunn

    Travis Nunn Member

    Messages:
    1,602
    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2005
    Location:
    Henrico, Vir
    Shooter:
    Medium Format
    80mm works just fine for my 6x7s
     
  11. catem

    catem Member

    Messages:
    1,355
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2006
    Location:
    U.K.
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Mine too - I have a Durst M605 and use a Schneider Componon-S - 80mm/f.4
    Cate
     
  12. Mike Kennedy

    Mike Kennedy Member

    Messages:
    1,595
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2005
    Location:
    Eastern Cana
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Must be my lucky day. When I dropped into my local camera shop I met a chap who had just purchased a monster Nikon film scanner. He's getting out of printing in the darkroom.
    Bottom line is that he sold me a very nice El-Nikkor 75mm 1.4 for my 120 printing.
    Thanks all for your advice.

    Mike