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Old 12-19-2018   #5
Steve M.
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What FujilLve said. There's the resolution aspect as well. Seeing the grain is one thing, and having a sharp lens is quite another. That's an apples and oranges comparison, and is really more about lens resolution and focus accuracy. Expensive (sharper) lenses tend to be faster wide open too, which makes focusing them easier. A lens w/ more contrast will give more apparent sharpness, which will make printing low contrast negatives easier. A lot of variables go into picking out the right enlarging lens. Things like focal length and coverage are relevant as well. In the end, like all things photographic, the best lens is the one you like most.
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