thanks for the insight re: the use of an enlarger lens on my Speed.
A cursory look at eBay prices seems to nail it down for my 'budget' criterion.
At any rate--and, assuming that there is no such thing as a free lunch--what are the trade offs vis a vis the resulting portrait image with an enlarger lens? Are they manufactured to (for lack of a better term) looser tolerances that other lenses--hence the lower cost?
thanks, one and all!
ps: re: Speed, will this one do the trick?