Tominon 135mm 4.5 lens

Discussion in 'Enlarging' started by Wade D, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. Wade D

    Wade D Member

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    I just got the above mentioned lens in a Polaroid MP4 shutter on a 4x4 Beseler board. Is it any good for enlarging 4x5 negs? It didn't cost me anything so if it's no good I won't be disappointed. Maybe it would be good on my Speed Graphic?
    Thanks for any advice.
    Wade
     
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    They were used for copying flat work so should work OK as an enlarging lens. Like anything else there are better & worse. It's probably gong to work better on the enlarger but won't hurt anything if you shoot with it either.
    It is corrected better for close work though.
     
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    I will try it on the enlarger and camera and see what happens. Hopefully it will be usable for one or the other. Free stuff is always cool to get.