</span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (paul owen @ Nov 27 2002, 08:09 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>The offerings from Rodenstock, Schneider, Nikon will all produce excellent results.</td></tr></table><span id='postcolor'>

I would agree. However, a second-hand 135mm Rodagon or Componon-S would be easier to find than a 135mm EL-Nikkor. You should check whether the lenses are single or multi-coated. The majority of Rodagons and Componons around are only single coated version whereas the most (all?) of the EL-Nikkor offers are indeed multi-coated lenses. The enlarger lenses are usually not labeled as single or multi-coated versions (unlike camera lenses). But you can easily recognize single coated lenses by their glass surface reflections.