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    Appropriate enlarger lens for 6x7 and 6x9 negatives

    I currently use a El-Nikkor 80/5.6 for my 6x6 negatives using a Beseler 23 series enlarger.

    Can I use the same lens for 6x7 and 6x9 or do I need a different lens?

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    I just barely get coverage on 6x7 with an 80 on my Beseler 67cXL. I think you need more for 6x9.

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    You can use the El-Nikkor for 6x7 but it will lack coverage for 6x9.

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    Look into a 100-105mm lens - that should cover. I believe all the major manufacturers made them in this size. You can then obviously use that lens for 6x7 and smaller if you want to as well.
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    Thank you. I was afraid that I would need a different lens. I'll look for a 105 El Nikkor.

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    It might be worth a try though with the 80mm. If stopped down sufficiently, you might just need to burn in the edges.
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    I have used the Nikkor 80mmf5.6 for 6X7 for years and it works perfecty---now as far as 6X9 I don't think it will cover Nikon made the 105mmfor that.

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    A lot depends on the print size as well, if you go for small prints which means significant bellows extension, you can get away with a shorter focal length lens. If you have a D5XL or a 4x5 Durst and put the head at the top of the column, you will really want that 105mm.

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    A 100 or 105 will work for 6x9.

    I might skip one and go straight for a 4x5 lens, though. Your enlarger will have to be higher, but not by much, and if you switch to a 4x5 enlarger some day, you will not have to get a new lens in order to print 4x5.
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    I have found the 90mm apo rodagon stellar, in fact an all time favorite enlarger lens.

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