Quote Originally Posted by outwest View Post
Ian, the referenced brochure says: "Enlargements with the four-element COMPONAR-S produce high-contrast and brilliant prints, from either color or black-and-white negatives." So, while it is a budget lens, it is not a triplet.
My mistake the Componar's and Componar-C's were triplet design but the Componar-S is 4 element, but in recent years the Componar's have been Schneiders budget enlarger lenses. Triplet lenses were re-introduced in the 80's as budget enlarger lenses, Componar-C's. at some stage in the late 90's the Componar-S replace them and the Comparon's.