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    Schneider W.A 80mm f5.6 CompononS or.............

    I shoot 6x6, 6x7 and some 6x9 and use a LPL6700 plus a Omega D2V. I also have a draw full of enlarging lenses from many manufacturers and focal lengths. MY question is this, is there any advantage to using a Wide Angle CompononS 80mm f5.6 over a CompononS 80mm f4 for 6x6 negatives? I know the advantage for using the W.A. 80mm with 6x9 negatives and 6x7, but was curious about using one with 6x6. I have the W.A. 80mm CompononS, but never use it since I use a standard 80mm Meopta for 6x6, a 90mm Omicron/105mm Componon for 6x7 and a Componon 105 for 6x9. Anybody have any thoughts about the W.A. 80mm CompononS? JohnW

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    It performs better on higher magnification ratios, say 20x or larger, if you don't have a G-Componon or Rodagon-G at hand.

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    There’s no advantage in using an 80mm WA enlarging lens compared to a standard 80mm enlarging lens on the 6 x 6cm or the 6 x 7cm format (most modern 80mm lenses fully cover the 6 x 7cm format) at magnifications not exceeding 10X (roughly corresponding to a 21.8” x 21.8” projection of the 6 x 6cm negative).

    Standard 80mm lenses are usually rated 2X-6X(optimum)-10X, while an 80mm WA lens is intended for 4X-8X(optimum)-15X. These are Rodagon and Rodagon WA ratings. The Schneider ratings should be similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian C View Post
    There’s no advantage in using an 80mm WA enlarging lens compared to a standard 80mm enlarging lens on the 6 x 6cm or the 6 x 7cm format (most modern 80mm lenses fully cover the 6 x 7cm format) at magnifications not exceeding 10X (roughly corresponding to a 21.8” x 21.8” projection of the 6 x 6cm negative).

    Standard 80mm lenses are usually rated 2X-6X(optimum)-10X, while an 80mm WA lens is intended for 4X-8X(optimum)-15X. These are Rodagon and Rodagon WA ratings. The Schneider ratings should be similar.
    Ian,
    I kind of figured that, but haven't used the 80mm WA enough to verify. I also don't seem to have a problem using my standard "old" 80mm Componon for 6x7 like some people say. It seems to cover right to the corners just fine on my LPL6700. Since I have all the good "normal lenses I might just sell the 80 WA CompononS as I really don't need it. JohnW



 

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