Quote Originally Posted by Mainecoonmaniac View Post
I used my 80mm Rodenstock lens and I think the prints look sharper than printed my Nikon 50mm.
I had the exact opposite result when comparing my Nikon 50/2.8N with a Rodagon 80/4 (current version) and a Rodagon 80/5.6. Same negative, same magnification.
Is your Nikon clean? Haze acumulates over the years and reduces contrast.
And which Nikon 50 is it? There is the f/4 which is a 4 element and not as good as the f/2.8.