Zone VI Cold Light + Beseler 23c + 80mm Rodagon APO Vs. Kienzle 69s + Componon 60/105

Discussion in 'Darkroom Equipment' started by thedancefloor, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. thedancefloor

    thedancefloor Member

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    I really like the idea of autofocus, and there's a Kienzle 69s (which is much like a Focotor IIc) for sale for $200 with 60mm and 105mm Componon lenses. But I think I've got a really nice system now. I've got a zone VI cold light Beseler 23c and an 80mm APO Rodagon. Is it worth the change? Could I put my cold light in the 69s?

    Also: Eventually, I'd like to get a Heiland Splitgrade. How do they install it? Would I have to send the head overseas?

    Thanks!!!

    Dallas
     
  2. jordanstarr

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    ...well the lenses that come with it are definitely not better. I guess you have to ask yourself if the autofocus is worth the money. I personally find it hard to trust 100% and would always have to double check the focus anyway, which would make me question "what's the point of it, then?".