rodagon 5.6 enlarging lens

Discussion in 'Enlarging' started by ader, Jan 17, 2004.

  1. ader

    ader Member

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    Hi,

    has anyone used a rodagon 80mm f5.6 enlarging lens... I've got the oppprtunity to buy one cheap but haven't heard of a f5.6, only a f4..just wondering if there is any difference between the 2...............

    ta ade :smile:
     
  2. Donald Miller

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    I have a 80 mm 5.6 Rodagon that I bought back in the 80's. I haven't used it in a number of years. The lens performed as well as a Schneider Companon that I also have. I used my Rodagon for both color and black and white.
     
  3. ader

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    ta for the answer, I'm assuming it would fit my Durst M370 BW ???????

    thanks ade
     
  4. Donald Miller

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    I am not sure what your lens board is designed to accept on your model Durst enlarger. I would assume that it would fit. My Rodagon 80 is the same size mount as my Schneider Componan 85 and 135 and the Rodagon 50.
     
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    I'm with Don. I use a 150mm Rodagon f/5.6 and it has to be about the best lens I own.

    Dr bob.
     
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    The mounting thread of the rodagon 80/5.6 is likely to be 39 mm, like most enlarging lenses.

    Gilbert
     
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    But does the 370 handle roll film formats? If not, the 80mm enlarging lens is perhaps not the best choice.