WTB: Rodenstock 80mm APO Enlarging Lens

Discussion in '[Classifieds] Want to Buy' started by brian steinberger, Nov 28, 2012.

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    Let me know please!

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    Do you mean this one, APO-Rodagon-N?

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    Nice lens. Works well as a taking lens too.

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    I'm told the Schneider 90/5.6 APO is 'better' but I have no expereience with it and can't comment. In any case these lenses are much cheaper now then when they where new. I paid almost $1000 (new) for my APO-Rodagon-N about 12 years ago!

    I'm guessing, but I think you should be able to get one for $2-400 now, but I've not really looked. Maybe $20 bucks at a flea market if you are lucky!

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    Of course I've used it in the darkroom too. It is a fine lens but I found that I needed to stop it down to about F8 to get the best out of it. It may have been better at F11 but I rarely used it that way due to the long exposure times in my case.

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    Got one!
     
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