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Old 17th August 2020, 11:00 AM
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Default MF 6x7 Negs - what enlarging lens ?

I was wondering what enlarging lens people choose for their 6x7 negs.

I have been using an 80 but wonder is 105 might not be better ?

I am not limited by the 80mm lenses image circle.

I was wondering about the experience/preferences of others and why they chose one over the other ?

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Old 17th August 2020, 11:32 AM
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I find an 80 works well for me. I usually use mine (Rodesnstock Rodagon) stopped down a couple of stops. If I use it wide open the edges are noticeably less sharp. I would guess a 105mm would pretty much obviate this problem though.
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My rodenstock rodagon 105mm is probably my most used MF printing lens. I have Nikon, Schneider and Rodenstock lenses for all formats but my favourites are the Rodagon's and I'll turn to them each and every time - it's not that the others are bad but I just prefer Rodenstock.

And given my time again, and based on my experience printing in the darkroom with these lenses, I'd probably change all of my LF lenses for Rodenstock too.
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