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    Box Full of Enlarging Lenses... Which Should I Keep?

    Hi All,

    I have a box full of enlarger lenses in my darkroom which I haven't got round to testing. Most of them came from yard sales or thrift shops, so I don't really have much invested in them. Is there a lens in this lineup which would be worth keeping? I mostly use a Durst M605 enlarger.
    Beslar f/3.5, 50mm
    S-Taylor Tayon f/3.5, 50mm
    Componar f/4.5, 50mm
    Componon-S f/2.8, 50mm
    El-Nikkor f/2.8, 50mm
    Componar-C f/3.5, 50mm

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    from what i know (not that much, lol) the nikkon 50 2.8 and componon-s 50 2.8 seem like your best bets. but i could be wrong

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    Agree with above.

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    these two are worth holding onto:

    Componon-S f/2.8, 50mm
    El-Nikkor f/2.8, 50mm
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    Componon S and EL-Nikkor. Top notch optics. Keep these.
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    Depending on condition, Componon-S f/2.8, 50mm, El-Nikkor f/2.8, 50mm
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    S-Taylor Tayon 50mm

    Real dark horse sleeper lens there







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    Quote Originally Posted by fotch View Post
    Depending on condition, Componon-S f/2.8, 50mm, El-Nikkor f/2.8, 50mm
    These two lenses are super clean. They were the only ones that I bought that came in some kind of pastic box/container. I've done a quick bit rearch on line and these two lenses appear to be a good bet.

    Thanks!
    ~Dom



 

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