Every enlarger I've ever used has had a 50mm lens for working with 35mm negatives. I have a 80mm Schneider Componon f/5.6 that was given to me when I bought my enlarger off of a friend. However, it will not fit the lens board until I make a couple of modifications to the board. Currently, my enlarger (a Omega B-8 with a v54 cold light head) has a 50mm f/4.5 Wollensak. Is there any advantage (or disadvantage) to using an 80mm lens with 35mm negs? Would it be worth the trouble to modify the lens board so it will fit?

Thanks for any responses.

Chuck