Depends on the specific lens and when they were made. But my own Rodagons and El Nikkors have
been distinctly better the any of the Componon S lenses I previously used (which I sold off); and
my Apo Rodagon lens is even better, and nearly in the league of my Apo Nikkors (which are slower
and not avail in short focal lengths, so not directly applicable to the question). I do both color and
black and white work using film sizes all the way from 35mm to 8x10, and have probably used over
twenty distinct enlarging lenses. But any of these lenses would be better than the old Componons
(vs Componon S). I have never owned an Apo Componon because they aren't made in the focal
lengths I prefer.