Without being able to compare them side to side, I am going to stick my neck out here and say the Nikkor seems to have the edge, Especially in the detail shots. Contrast looks the same or possibly stronger on the Nikkor too.
I use an LPL with a Nikkor and cannot fault it except when doing colour printing. On big enlargements there is always a bit of colour fringing where detail is visible against a blue sky. I would change it for an Apo Rodagon but really cannot justify the cost.
I did improve the sharpness after I converted a glassless carrier with one piece of Anti Newton Ring glass from a 35mm slide mount which I fixed to the upper half of the carrier. This holds the negative very very flat indeed.
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