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    Save yourself a few pennies and bag a secondhand Durst Neonon f2.8
    You'll never see the difference.

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    a f4.5 lens would be the craps for focusing. I've used both Schneider APO 50mm and Nikkor 2.8 - 50mm and can't tell the difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Rose
    a f4.5 lens would be the craps for focusing. I've used both Schneider APO 50mm and Nikkor 2.8 - 50mm and can't tell the difference.
    But if you used this lens you would be astonished...at how good it is. I used to own the Nikkor 50mm f/2,8 and the difference is staggering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ornello
    But if you used this lens you would be astonished...at how good it is. I used to own the Nikkor 50mm f/2,8 and the difference is staggering.
    Staggering might be a bit of an exageration, but I will take you word for it.
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    I use apo rodagons 2.8 and find them quite nice, I am not sure I would like the speed loss with a heavy magnification that I would get with the 4.5.

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    Ornello, do you consider version 1 to be better than version 2?

    What in particular caused you to reach the conclusion that the difference is 'staggering'?

    Was Leitz wrong in bringing out version 2?

    Why not post some results that happened as you became staggered?

    Or as the old lady said in the Wendy's commercial "Where's the beef"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Carnie
    I use apo rodagons 2.8 and find them quite nice, I am not sure I would like the speed loss with a heavy magnification that I would get with the 4.5.
    You use yours wide open?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claire Senft
    1)Ornello, do you consider version 1 to be better than version 2?

    2) What in particular caused you to reach the conclusion that the difference is 'staggering'?

    3) Was Leitz wrong in bringing out version 2?

    3) Why not post some results that happened as you became staggered?

    Or as the old lady said in the Wendy's commercial "Where's the beef"?
    1) Never used the first
    2) I tried a whole bunch of enlarging lenses, including the usual Schneider and Rodenstock top-of-the-line models. I had been using the Nikkor 2,8. The Focotar-2 bested them all, by a considerable margin
    3) Huh? You want me to make prints with several lenses and send them to you?
    4) Trust me. I know.

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    I prefer to use my 50 's two stops down from wide open.

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