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    6x6 TLR sharpest lens?

    Which 6x6 TLR have the sharpest lens?

    Would it have noticeable benefit over Bronica 80/2.8 PS lens?

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    The Bronica you mention is a very good lens and I've seen beautiful work from a friend's. My guess is that a Rollei, likely a 2.8 Planar would be about as sharp as you could find on a TLR. I had one and it was a great piece of glass. I also had a Koni-Omegaflex back then and the Hexanon 90mm was an under-appreciated optic that was as capable as anything, especially when stopped down but was excellent at wider apertures, too. Some of my favorite old enlargements were done with a Tele-Rollei which was exceptional, also.
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    I would nt think many lenses, if any, would have a noticeable difference in sharpness over Bronica lenses....I think Bronica lenses are incredible lenses.
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    Thanks.

    Okay, please let me rephrase my question. I'd like to add a TLR for better portability at times. Out of those TLRs out there, which are considered having extremely sharp lenses, including wide open?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshua_G View Post
    Thanks.

    Okay, please let me rephrase my question. I'd like to add a TLR for better portability at times. Out of those TLRs out there, which are considered having extremely sharp lenses, including wide open?
    f/3.5 Planar, followed by f/2.8.

    But who is doing the 'considering'?

    Betcha plenty will argue with the above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Hicks View Post
    f/3.5 Planar, followed by f/2.8.

    But who is doing the 'considering'?

    Betcha plenty will argue with the above.

    Cheers,

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    [QUOTE=Roger Hicks;535488]f/3.5 Planar, followed by f/2.8.

    But who is doing the 'considering'?

    Betcha plenty will argue with the above.

    Cheers,

    R.[/QUOTE

    Not arguing with Roger, but I don t know If I could tell the difference! There are probably some tests to justify an answer but my eyes can t see it even if I use the Bi focals.
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    All I'm interested in is differences seen by the naked eyes (at enlargements). I'm not into any MTF tests, only in what the eyes see.

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    Mamiya TLR lenses are excellent, especially the later model black versions. Not too pricey either, especially compared to Rolleis .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Dog View Post
    Mamiya TLR lenses are excellent, especially the later model black versions. Not too pricey either, especially compared to Rolleis .
    Thanks. Mamyas are fairly bulky and heavy (as far as I remember) – no much improved portability over Bronica SQ-AI.

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