hi Ed

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?