Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 69,896   Posts: 1,520,990   Online: 859
      
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15
  1. #1
    ic-racer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Midwest USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    6,126

    75mm Nikkor Enlarging lens...any good?

    For a cammed Omega D3---I'm not sure if all the Nikkor 75mm lenses are 4 element. Did Nikon make a 6 element in the 75mm focal length. If so, how can one tell which is which from a picture?

    Rodagons and Componons seem harder to find in the 75mm length, but I see a lot of inexpensive Nikkors, thats why I ask.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Central Florida, USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    3,911
    As far as I know, 80mm version is 6 element but 75mm is always 4 element....
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

  3. #3
    photoncatcher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    NJ
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    173
    I've got a 75mm Nikor that I use all the time with great results. I've used many enlarging lenses in my life from Omegas, Schneider, and Fugis. The Nikor is as good as any, and I got it on thr cheap off "the bay".

  4. #4
    ic-racer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Midwest USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    6,126
    Quote Originally Posted by photoncatcher View Post
    I've got a 75mm Nikor that I use all the time with great results. I've used many enlarging lenses in my life from Omegas, Schneider, and Fugis. The Nikor is as good as any, and I got it on thr cheap off "the bay".
    The enlarger already has a 3 element Rogonar 75mm and the other lens on the enlarger is a 135mm Componon (which will enlarge 6x6 negatives up to 11x11" according to the owner).. So we need a 75mm for making 16x16s. So, the Apo-Rodagon-D 75mm (1:1 lens) is not applicable.

    I think the way to go will be a Fujinon EP or EX 75mm (both 6 element).

    Anyone know of other high-end 75mm lenses?

  5. #5
    Wade D's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Jamul, CA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    878
    Images
    3
    I think the Nikon 75mm f/2.8's are 6 element and the f/4's are 4 element. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

  6. #6
    ic-racer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Midwest USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    6,126
    Quote Originally Posted by Wade D View Post
    I think the Nikon 75mm f/2.8's are 6 element and the f/4's are 4 element. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
    The only 75mm or 80mm f 2.8 enlarging lens I know of is the Meopta Meogon.

  7. #7
    fotch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    SE WI- USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    4,056
    Quote Originally Posted by Wade D View Post
    I think the Nikon 75mm f/2.8's are 6 element and the f/4's are 4 element. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
    I never heard of a 75mm Nikor/Nikon Enlarging lens in F2.8. Where did you see this?
    Items for sale or trade at www.Camera35.com

  8. #8
    Wade D's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Jamul, CA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    878
    Images
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by fotch View Post
    I never heard of a 75mm Nikor/Nikon Enlarging lens in F2.8. Where did you see this?
    I stand corrected. I was thinking of a different brand. Oops.

  9. #9
    ic-racer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Midwest USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    6,126
    LIST OF 6 ELEMENT 75mm ENLARGING LENSES (no 1:1 lenses in the list).

    Fujinon EP 75mm f5.6
    Fujinon EX 75mm f4.5
    Komuranon-S 75mm f5.6

  10. #10
    ic-racer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Midwest USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    6,126
    I just picked up a New in box Koumaron S 75mm on ebay. If I had not researched these lenses for my friend, I would not have known of this lens. $25 and no one else bid on it.

    My friend wound up getting a FUJINON EP 75mm 5.6 to go with the 75mm focus track on his D3. I'll be keeping the Koumaron-S for myself. If I get around to it I have a Componon 80mm 5.6 and a new Componon-S 80mm f4 for comparison.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin