RD Artar/APO Ronar for 6x6 color and b/w enlarging?

Discussion in 'Enlarging' started by DanielStone, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. DanielStone

    DanielStone Member

    Dec 30, 2008
    Los Angeles
    Multi Format
    hey all,

    I'm shooting more and more 6x6 as of late, since I don't have the ability to enlarge anything greater than than, and since 10x10 prints on 11x14 paper fits my budget, why change? However, since I'm moving to give Ilfochrome a try in the next few months, I'm weighing the "options" here.

    I was thinking a 4" Red Dot Artar(100mm equivalent, so slightly long), or possibly an APO Ronar of equivalent focal length.

    Anyone had any experience on the performance of these vs high quality "enlarging" lenses such as APO Rodagon's?

    Currently, my max print size will be 10x10 on 11x14 paper.

    Eventually I will be looking to try Ilfochrome, but currently it will be with color negatives.