XPan...best enlarger lens?

Discussion in 'Panoramic Cameras and Accessories' started by tallenpatterson, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. tallenpatterson

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    I'm strongly considering picking up an XPan when able. What size enlarger lens works best for darkroom use?
     
  2. David Brown

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    I use and 80mm and a 105mm. A 75mm might cover it, depending on the lens.
     
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    I'd use a good 80-90mm lens. The 105 is a little on the long end for the format, but still useable.
     
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    90 mm is perfect. The Schneider Apo Componon 90 mm fits perfect to the X-PAN lenses.
     
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    I normally use a 150mm. As long as it covers the 65mm negative it is only a practical question of distance between paper and negative. I would say that 80mm or longer will work fine (as long as you can get the required distance between negative and paper).
     
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    I use a 90mm F4 Apo Rodagon and it is pretty much perfect for the format. Since it is panoramic 35mm, negative flatness can sometimes be an issue so I just use a mask on a 6x6 ANR glass carrier.
     
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    I use a 90mm lens and a custom made carrier. I have a horizon 202
     
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