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Rodenstock 50mm f/2.8 APO-Rodagon N Enlarging Lens USA

B&H # RO5028ARN Mfr # 452340
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This is a special order item and is non-cancelable and non-returnable. Est. arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at time of shipment.

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You Pay: $529.99

The Rodenstock 50mm apochromatically corrected lenses of the APO-Rodagon-N series set new standards for the most stringent demands of professional enlarging techniques.

The advantages are clearly visible in both color and black and white enlargements. The APO-Rodagon-N is therefore the amateur's and professional's choice whenever the very highest reproduction quality is required.

The APO-Rodagon offers significant advantages of efficiency especially in difficult conditions: where low paper speed or high magnifications involve long exposure times, the time with the APO-Rodagon is half that required with other lenses of similar maximum aperture.

This is because other lenses reach a performance level comparable to the APO-Rodagon only when stopped down at least one stop further.

Top quality professional lens for 35mm enlarging
Application 35mm film stock, 24 x 36mm
Mount Size 39mm (Retaining ring is not included)
Aperture Range f/2.8-16
Click-Stops Yes (disengageable click stops, pre-set capable)
Illuminated f/Stops Yes
Magnification Range 2x-20x (10x optimum)
Elements/Groups 6/4
Filter Size 40.5mm (Lens cap is included)
Dimensions (HxW) 1.6 x 2", (46.5 x 50mm)
Weight Not specified
Rodenstock 50mm f/2.8 APO-Rodagon N Enlarging Lens
  • Hard Plastic Case
  • Lens Cap
  • Life-Time Warranty

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    By Glass Guru

    from Beverly Hills

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        Comments about Rodenstock 50mm f/2.8 APO-Rodagon N Enlarging Lens:

        This lens replaced a Nikon El Nikkor 50 2.8

        The first prints I made from it was clearly superior in terms of gradation and sharpness to the Nikon. It is a real gem of a lens, instilling confidence when I set out to make a print from a good 35mm negative.

        All 4 of my enlarger lenses are now German made glass.

        This Rodenstock has mechanical extras such as click/smooth aperture stop adjustments and aperature pre-set.

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