I know this has been covered before but I really want to clear a few things up in my mind.
There is a very regular supply of high quality enlarging lenses which are selling for considerably less than £60 (approx$100). I am thinking of mainly Rodagons, Componons (and S), Apo-Gerogons and the ubiquitious G-Clarons. Focal lengths from 150mm - 240mm are common and 300mm, 360mm and upwards do not appear to be rare.
Firstly, after stopping down to f16 or f22 would the image quality be good enough for most forms of photography including landscape? I know the latter pair are available in a taking form so I'm more curious about the Rodagons and Componons.
Does anyone have any experience of comparing images taken with an enlarging lens and a conventional taking lens?
Finally do they come apart reasonably easily and fit standard shutters?
I intend to use them with my (being restored) 1/2 plate (nominal 5X7) Kodak Specialist RAF issue field camera.
Cheers to all