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    Computar enlarging lens

    Is any body familiar with Computar enlarging lenes and how they compare to Rodagons and Componons?

    I have been offered a 90mm Computar f4.5 but know nothing about them.

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    Peter
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    Haven't used one myself, but several shorter length Computars are included in Ctein's ratings of the best enlarger lenses in 50, 55, and 63mm focal lengths. Ctein doesn't list lenses he hasn't used, or lenses that don't make his cut, so it's hard to know exactly where a lens that's not on the list falls.

    Given the performance of the other Computars on the list, you'd probably find it worth trying.

    Lee

    Forgot citation: Ctein's ratings are in his book Post Exposure from Focal Press.
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    I have had a 75mm f4.5 Computar for about 40 years. Use it for all my 6X6 enlarging. It always seems sharp to me. I think you have a good deal.
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    Hi !
    I own this lens. It is very good (I do not use it because I only do 6x6 and got a cheap 80 Nikon which helps getting bigger size prints)
    If the price is correct, you can go for it. You may even catch a deal because as they're lesser known than the Nikon or Schneider or Rodenstock, you can ask for a reduced price ;-)
    As usal check for fungus and the like .....
    Have a nice day

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    Thanks Less, Bruce & Georges.
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    Well I received my 90mm Computar DL f4.5 lens today and its looks in great condition. It looks to be well built and there's not a spec of dust on it. Cost me less than $60

    I'm looking forward to giving it a try and see how it compares to my 80mm Componon S.

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    Sheesh :rolleyes: when are peeple gonna lern this is a an alog photografy site and wee dont talk abowt computar stuff hear??????

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    Quote Originally Posted by MurrayMinchin View Post
    Sheesh :rolleyes: when are peeple gonna lern this is a an alog photografy site and wee dont talk abowt computar stuff hear??????

    Murray
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    I have the Computar 50 - 80 zoom and a 105 - 150 lens for my enlarger. I have been very happy with them over the 20+ years that I have owned them.

    PE

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    Hi, any upadte on how good the 90mm Computar DL f4.5 lens is?

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