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    Marc's point about the image link cannot be overemphazised. See attached:
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcmarc View Post
    If money is an issue then wait until it is not. Have a garage sale, cut back on some other expenses (like not eating out so often) etc until you can afford a six element lens. Like Mr. Lambrecht stated, enlarger lenses are dirt cheap these days so it shouldn't take too long. Having purchased a medium format camera as you did, you obviously care about image quality. Having a six element lens to enlarge these 6x6 negs is simply another link in the chain that leads up to your final prints. Think about it - why bother shooting such a fine camera as the C330 if you are going to compromise quality at the printing stage with a cheap lens? Save your money and buy a top notch lens; you'll be glad you did.
    Thanks for advice. I agree entirely with the sentiments and will save up to get a 6 element lens. A seconhand Componon S f4 80mm would cost £80 nd a Meopta Meogan(spelling?) the same from the Real Camera shop in Manchester. So not dirt cheap from my point of view.
    As an aside I very very rarely eat out!! My only income is my pension and
    the sale of my 28-135 minolta lens has paid for the Mamiya and I guess I would only get a measly £15 for my Minolta 700si.
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    Maybe find an American to help? 2 months ago, I snatched an El-Nikkor 80/5.6 for less than $10

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    We're all feeling a money crunch these days Jeff. As mentioned any of the brands listed are good to go. Be sure to let us know which one you decide on (as well as post some examples of your work). Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r1ma View Post
    Maybe find an American to help? 2 months ago, I snatched an El-Nikkor 80/5.6 for less than $10
    Don't they make laws against that? That's borderline theft!
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    Think about it this way. This is something you will never have to replace...unless you buy a crappy one

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