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  1. Re: Schneider SA 58mm Xl vs Schneider SA 65mm f5.6

    Thanks for all your responses.
  2. Schneider SA 58mm Xl vs Schneider SA 65mm f5.6

    Hi, Any users of the above 2 lenses. For the above 2 lenses, coverage is roughly the same, but what about resolution and contrast etc. I have the option to buyl either at a very similar price. It...
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    MPP USERS website up and running

    Just a note for those interested in MPP cameras and other photographic equipment; the website is up and running again after many months off line. Site is mppusers.com. Members will receive the next...
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    Poll: Re: POLL for 5X7 and bigger enlarger users

    De Vere 507 for all negs above 6x7cm to 5x7.
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    Tele-Arton 240 f5.5 for 4x5 verses 6x9

    Hi, I plan to ger a tele-arton 240mm, or possibly 250mm, 270mm. I plan to use it for mainly 6x9 on a Linhof master Technical. I could also use it on 4x5. However, I have a oppertunity to buy a 240mm...
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    Re: Lanthar lenses

    Can someone with the 300mm apo lanthar in a shutter weiht the lens please. I know my camera has difficulties supporting lens over 1000g.
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    Blumfield masterprinter sold

    I have just sold my Blumfield Masterprinter 4x5 enlarger with 4x5, 6x6 and 35mm neg carriers and condensers. Sad to see it go and I hope it is put to good use by it's new owner. Will just use my...
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    Re: Rodagon-WA 120mm

    If the Rodagon-WA has improved coatings over my Eurygon 120mm, I would guess (if they are both decent samples), you will not see any difference in the prints. But like me, you have got to do it, just...
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    Re: Rodagon-WA 120mm

    Sorry for the really late update. Just compared the 120mm with a Nikon 135mm and Schneider componon-S 150mm. Resolution wise - looking at x5.3, 6.2 and 7.1 prints with a Schneider x6 loupe, there is...
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    Re: Fax-Nikkor 160mm f5.6 any info?

    Folks good info on the old Nikkor Fax, Micro and Apo lens here:
    http://savazzi.freehostia.com/download/manuals/Nikon%20photoengraving%20lenses.pdf
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    Re: De Vere 5108 enlarger Question

    Hi Fred. No, there's a wall mounted enlarger, with no baseboard etc. I have a spare Devere 504 bench stand and column. On another point, could I attach the 5108 wall column to the 504 bench base?
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    De Vere 5108 enlarger Question

    Can the De Vere 5108 head assembly (including bellows, lens stage etc.) fit on the 504 column. i.e. if the 5108 column is set up is not suitable, can it fit on the 504 column set up?
  13. Re: Zeiss Orthoplanar 60mm Enlarging Lens - Which Enlarger?

    Any more feed back from the S-Orthoplanar 60mm and S-Biogon 40mm users. How do they compare with the schneider 40mm and 45mm APO lens, in the 10-20x range?
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    Re: Fax-Nikkor 160mm f5.6 any info?

    rjmeyer -Is it any good as an enlarging lens?
    i will come clean - I have just got one, but it is now very well mounted on a linhof board, ready to go on my Walker 57. But I need a shutter for it. It...
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    Re: Fax-Nikkor 160mm f5.6 any info?

    Also I have found this info (which contradicts the above?)

    http://homepage2.nifty.com/akiyanroom/redbook-e/collection/uli03.html...
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    Fax-Nikkor 160mm f5.6 any info?

    Hi Folks,
    Has anyone used this lens or have any info with regard to it?
    The best info I have found is this:http://www.naturfotograf.com/lens_spec.html
    ...
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    Re: Rodagon-WA 120mm

    Just lost the long reply I typed, while trying to attach a photo!! Short answer, compared to a Schneider Componon-S 80mm at f5.6, the 120mm is better when used at f11. Very similar to the 80mm at...
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    Re: Rodagon-WA 120mm

    Optimised for x4 to 15x. Bob can tell you the optimum magnification (I think it is 6x or 8x). Its not bad, I can't lay my hands on the other test prints I have done at the moment.
    Not up to...
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    Re: What enlarger?

    De Vere 507 diffuser enlarger. Blumfield Master Printer 5x4 condenser enlarger.
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    Re: Rodagon-WA 120mm

    The lens seems to be fine. Performs better at f11 than f8 (just like my other LF enlarger lenses). Maximum prints size on a De Vere 504/507 bench enlarger is x7.14. That is a 5x4 print 67.8cm (27")...
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    Re: Rodagon-WA 120mm

    I won it on Ebay-for a song. I have not compare it yet, but have put my 'test, neg in, and at f5.6 aperture the grain looks sharp (unlike a 150mm Schneider componon I tested recently)
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    Re: Rodagon-WA 120mm

    Thanks Bob. It looks like I have just 'won' the lens. I will compare it to my 135mm and 150mm and report back sometime in the future.
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    Re: Rodagon-WA 120mm

    But it still is a useful tread! The is another Rodenstock Eurygon 120mm f5.6 lens for sale (September 2011). Any info on this lens- at all. Wiki has nothing apart from it is 7 elements (is it?) Was...
  24. Re: Schneider Super Angulon 47mm f5.6 verses 47mm XL

    Phil, That's the baby, I have just took the plunge and purchased it. Fingers crossed, I will be happy with the 'old' SA 47mm MC lens.
  25. Re: Schneider Super Angulon 47mm f5.6 verses 47mm XL

    I should have got a Silvestri H25, but it came with 2 lens, one which I did not want, but they would no split the kit (it came with a 58mm XL). It is now sold. I am looking at a Corfield WA67 (with a...
  26. Re: Schneider Super Angulon 47mm f5.6 verses 47mm XL

    Thanks for the posts. Any info on differences in distortion or resolution?
  27. Re: Schneider Super Angulon 47mm f5.6 verses 47mm XL

    Is there no comparisons of these two lenses anywhere?
  28. Schneider Super Angulon 47mm f5.6 verses 47mm XL

    Hi I am looking to buy a camera with a Schneider Super Angulon 47mm MC f5.6 lens attached (will be used with a 6x7 - 6x9 back). I know the 47mm XL has more coverage than the non XL. However, what is...
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    Re: Rodagon-WA 120mm

    Is there any info on the Rodenstock Eurygon 120mm f5.6 lens, was this rebadged as a Rodagon WA. I can't seen to find any info on the Eurygon 120mm enlarging lens. Anyone's comments would be...
  30. Poll: Re: Ilford Delta 400 in sheet film. Survey of interes.

    Delta 400 in 4x5 and 5x7, yes please; but what chance is there of that happening.:(
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    Re: 4x5 in a Paterson 3 reel tank

    I have just purchased one, but have yet to use it. The combi-plan takes a while to fill and empty; with the Paterson tank this will be much quicker (better control of development times), and not as...
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    Re: 5x7 & larger enlargers Question

    MPP Micromatic 5x7 enlarger. Might be hard to find outside the UK.

    http://www.mppusers.com/enlarger.htm
  33. Re: Another Paterson Orbital uneven development question...

    I develop two 5x7 negs at a time in mine. First time I had uneven development, since then I do't. What do I do to get even development. First off, the orbital is standard (still has fins), but I have...
  34. Re: Best 180mm enlarging lens for 5x7, Companon-S?

    Bob, Yes the negs in my 507 are held in a glass (both sides) carrier.
  35. Re: Best 180mm enlarging lens for 5x7, Companon-S?

    I have a De vere 507 bench enlarger (i.e. not floor standing) so max print size would be 20x24 with a 180mm (I think the actual maximum width I can do is 19").
    Drew I also have a 210mm Rodagon,...
  36. Best 180mm enlarging lens for 5x7, Companon-S?

    Hi, Has anyone compaired the Rodagon 180mm with the Schneider Companon-S 180mm. Is there better quality fron the Companon-s. I have a Rodagon 180mm already (1980 vintage). Would there be any beneift...
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    Re: Enlarger Lens: Need Recommendations

    I agree with jeroldharter, so much so I have purchased afew lens for 4x5 second hand.
    My findings. The worst ones, which I passed on, (one given to a friend (for peanuts) which was the old nikkor...
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    Re: Recessed board for MPP mk7?

    Hi engl, I agree with Pete.
    However, from my memory of the back issues of 'THE GAZ' MPP did not make one.
    Mark
  39. Schneider HM 120mm f5.6 vs 150mm f4 enlarging lens

    I am planning to buy a Schneider HM 120mm f5.6 or 150mm f4 enlarging lens for 5x4. I don't require the extra stop of the 150mm (and the 120mm is cheaper). Is there any quality beniefts of using one...
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    Re: Help! Devere Mk 2 507 queries

    I took the fans + covers off for testing. They are 240V and both worked OK :) (sucking in air not blowing). As they are A/C, it does not matter which way you plug them in, they still suck -DC would...
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