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How much difference will I see in a print between the 100 4.5 V Elmar and the 100 5.6 Focotar II ? Probably printing up to 11x14 from 6x6 to 6x9 negs. I pretty well print on graded paper for the most part.
For stuff up to 11x14 you won't see that much difference. Stop the lens down to f11 though. The Focotar -2 100 was mainly aimed at the color printers of the 80's (usually coupled to a color head on the enlarger). Larger stuff 16x20 and beyond - the Focotae-2 100 will show some better edge sharpness - though not as much as the price difference warrants!
Thanks Tom, sounds like it should be fine for my work. I also have a Devere I'm currently using for mf and 4x5 but I'm getting a IIc and also not sure if it has all the carriers. I've noticed the price someone is asking for the Focotar and I have to wonder how close that is to what the lens is really worth.
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