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    Dennis,
    I had always used single lens mounts in the past, and changing lenses wasn't a big deal. This is my first exposure to a turret.
    I like your idea of a tupperware with silica gel. thanks.

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    Well I'm back to a single turret with 50+80+105, and a single lens board with a 135.
    I read the D5 manual and it turns out that the standard chassis D5 has a maximum baseboard magnification of 4x with a 150 and 4.8x with a 135. So I can get a larger magnification with the 135, and the ability to print 16x20 (if I want to). The 150 would barely make it to 16x20, with no room to crop, which I always seem to do.

    I am still considering a 2 turret setup later; 50(35mm)+80(6x6)+90(6x7) and 105(6x9)+135(4x5).
    But the 90mm lenses for 6x7 are not listed in the 6 element lenses. I have to drop down to the 4 element lenses to find a 90, but I won't be enlarging as much as 35mm so the 4 element lens probably would not have a visible difference to me over a 6 element lens.

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    I use a 90mm Beseler Color Pro lens which is excellent for 6x7.

    And a modern Rodagon 80mm f/4 which is also excellent for 6x7, when I need more magnification.
    Matt

    “Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”

    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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    I solved the clearance problem of using a 50mm lens on the turret w/o using spacer. I just picked up a Fujinon-EP 50mm/f3.5 lens (at a good price). It does not stick out back as far as the EL-Nikkor. I mounted it with the flush adapter w/o a spacer and the turret rotates just fine. So if the EL-Nikkor does not focus with the spacer, I have a backup plan.

    Just that on the Fuji, the aperture ring turns in the opposite direction from the EL-Nikkor. Oh well, that's what I get for not using a matched set of lenses on the turret.

    Now I am wondering if the Rodagon or Componon-S are similar to the Fuji, and don't stick out back as far as the EL-Nikkor.

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