- Sep 20, 2002
Does Leitz make the enlarging lenses that bear its name? Can anyone tell me from experience how a 50 mm Focotar 2 compares with the 50 mm APO Rodagon? Thanks in advance.
gainer said:Does Leitz make the enlarging lenses that bear its name? Can anyone tell me from experience how a 50 mm Focotar 2 compares with the 50 mm APO Rodagon? Thanks in advance.
The other thing to note is that a lot of lenses are "APO" even if they aren't labeled as such. For example, the Computar DL lenses weren't labeled as APO Computars until later when APO became a marketing term....
... The 135 Computar DL even has Low Dispersion glass in it. The 65mm Computar gives my Orthoplanar a run for it's money...
WHY SURE!!! I have the Focotar 2, the Minolta CE Rokkor, a 55mm 1.9 Computar DL, and an original version APO Rodagon (which I haven't tried yet). I can pick out big differences between them w/ease! I'm shocked that other people can't. Just searching for some fellow-travelers. AND I have an Agnenieux 48mm G 10, which may beat them ALL for how the print "looks', but isn't the sharpest tool in the box. I find the Focotar 2 & the 50mm 3.5 Komuranon S totally wicked (I feel guilty using them)! AND I make 6 inch X 9 inch prints!
You sent images of a macro / photographic use of an enlarger lens in a aps-c camera...
is that a way to confirm that an enlarger lens is better than the other... in enlarging... likely not..
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