At a slight tangent to this discussion, Schneider advised that their WA-Compnon 40mm was not suitable for use on condenser enlargers because it would not give even illumination. I'm curious about this and since the standard lens on the V35 is a 40mm lens, I'm wondering what peoples experience is with using a wide angle lens on a condenser system in terms of eveness of illumination. i.e. Do these wide angle lenses really show noticeable light falloff on condenser systems?
p.s. Have been reading up and I notice that the V35 was modified in 1987 to a double condenser to provide more even illumination. I presume this was done in conjunction with its 40mm lens. So perhaps its not an issue with the later V35s. But I would still be interested to know about other enlargers as I was thinking of getting a wide angle lens for my durst condenser enlarger. Thanks.
Last edited by rob champagne; 06-28-2008 at 11:05 AM. Click to view previous post history.