I've done a lot of reading on this site, and I'm really glad that all of you are out there. I have a couple questions.
I'm doing a macro project that's going to be exclusively 4:1. I'm looking for sharp. (I'm used to hasselblad's and panavision).
After reading Q.-Tuan Luong's f-stop article, and Ernest Purdum's Macro lens article, I find the big question I have is, am I better off trying to find a really good enlarger lens and reversing it, or should I go for a really good macro lens? I have a hard time believing that an enlarger lens is going to be sharp enough.
I'm renting lenses, so cost isn't really the issue; sharpness is the only thing that matters. I'm running a sharpness test this weekend. my choices so far are a 120mm f5.6 Macro Symmar, Nikkor 120mm macro, and a caltar/schieder 120mm 5.6 super angulon(not a macro). I'm looking for others, but they are hard to find.
Now here's the hard question for you guys. Am I in the wrong world of cameras? Should I just go back to the hasselbald and a bellows, and bite the bullet in grain when I blow these things up?
Thanks for any help. I'm going to go and read on. Thanks for building a great site.