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    Componon S coatings?

    Can anyone tell me what kind of coating reflections a (80mm) Componon S is suppose to have. I purchased one used and compared to my Nikons it looks like it is un-coated.

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    At first glance, the reflections in my 135mm Componon-S appeared white. Upon closer inspection, however, at least one set has a subtle pink tone, as do a couple of earlier Componon models in my DR. This is a big difference to the bright magenta reflections in the 40mm APO HM I have.
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    When I looked at it closely it appears faintly gold or warm lets say. A bog difference between this and the Nikon which is heavily coated. Were there single and double coated versions of the Componon S lenses?

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    I'm not at all sure, Wayne. Looking at the Schneider site, the Componon-S description says nothing about coating, while the APO-Componon HM page specifically mentions multi-coating. Perhaps the Componon-S isn't coated at all, and the slight pink or gold color we're seeing is just attenuation from the glass.
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    I'm going to compare the two brands I have and see if there is any difference.

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    Any difference between the Componon-s and the Nikons?

    Wayne, just quirous to hear if you find the Schneider Componon - S performance superior to the Nikon's?
    I'm contemplating buying the same lens to replace a Nikon.
    Thanks.
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    Of the three major enlarging lenses I have found the Rodenstock Rodagons to be the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JLP
    Wayne, just quirous to hear if you find the Schneider Componon - S performance superior to the Nikon's?
    I'm contemplating buying the same lens to replace a Nikon.
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    I'll do a print this weekend and let you know.

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    Look forward to hear about your results Wayne.

    As for the Rodenstock Rodagon, are there any difference except for speed between the 4.0 and the 5.6?



 

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