WTB: El Nikkor 150 mm Newer Design

Discussion in '[Classifieds] Want to Buy' started by Rafal Lukawiecki, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Rafal Lukawiecki

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    I would like to buy an El Nikkor 150mm enlarger lens, in a very good shape, that is with no scratches, cleaning marks, optical issues, and preferably without too much dust. I am looking for the newer design, which has a knurled aperture ring, not the older, scalloped one. Many thanks.
     
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    Thanks, Michael. What a nice surprise to see a new one still available. I will see if I can find a second-hand one first, but I have emailed them to confirm stock. Which Rodenstock do you use, 135 or 150, out of interest, and did you compare to the newer El Nikkor? Many thanks, indeed.
     
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    For 4x5 I use a 150. Never compared it to an EL Nikkor. I'm sure I'd never be able to tell the difference between an EL Nikkor, Rodagon or Schneider Componon-S. Even if there was a difference my print sizes from 4x5 negatives are too small to show it. In 35mm I did once try to compare a 50mm EL Nikkor to my 50mm APO Rodagon since the enlargement factor is higher with small negatives. Again, saw no difference at all. Both razor sharp.
     
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    Thanks, Michael. I also use the Rodagon 150 for my 4x5, and I am pleased with it, but I am curious to see if the contrast/sharpness are different with the newer El Nikkor. I usually print 12x16 or 11x14 only, with glass carriers.
     
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    I have a very, very clean model available Rafal. With a front cap. PM me if interested with an offer!
     
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    Sepiareverb, thanks for replying, but I've managed to get this lens about a year ago, this thread is a little older. I like it very, very much. But now I am on a mission looking for an Apo Rodagon N 150. Would you have one? Will this quest ever stop? :smile: