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    if you are on a budget then look for an old Minolta Erokkor, They are great lenses, as good as anything newer, I had one, a 75mm 6 element, and it outperformed both a Nikkor, rodenstock and shenider, sadly the floor in my darkroom is concrete and I dropped, fine glass and concrete don't mix, but I still miss that lens,Richard

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    I know a guy that tested them all. Get a post 1990 Rodenstock.

    Thats what I use for MF.
    Nikkor for 35mm... actually I just use the 80 Rodenstock for 35mm
    Have 1970's Schieder 80.. that doesn't get used since th Rodenstock came a long.
    Have an old Wooley and 1970's Schnieder for LF.

    And I use my VC filters above!!! (looking for a smiley)... cant find them...
    Last edited by vpwphoto; 03-12-2011 at 11:23 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Thanks

    Thanks to all,

    I think I will go on a Schneider Componon 80 f4 maybe, I am enjoying my Rodenstock lens but I want to try another one, just to FEEL the differences (I dont think I will be able to SEE differences).
    6 element will be my choice, I didn't know to keep attention to this.
    Bye

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    I use a Vivitar VHE 100mm. It's made by Schnieder and is very sharp. As the entire VHE Vivitar line
    Tony
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    http://www.oresteen.com/ROLLEI4X4.htm

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    6 Element Lenses

    I agree, skip the 4 element lenses.

    Six element lenses include Rodenstock's Rodagon, Schneider's Componon and Componon-S, and Nikon's El Nikkor.

    While a Componon is a six element lens, the Componon-S is more recent and a better, general purpose lens.

    The Apo lenses, Apo Rodagon, Apo Componon, and if you could ever find one for under $2000 (!), the Apo El-Nikkor, have more than six elements and perform better. But, one would need a glass negative carrier to get the full advantage of these Apo lenses. One can get excellent results with the six element lenses.

    Avoid the Apo-Ronar or Apo-Gerogon lenses. They are process lenses and not optimized for enlarging.

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    Schneider Componon 105

    That's for 66, for 67 8 9 get a 135. (Longer = flatter field, less corner distortion/light falloff)

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