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I bought an enlarger lens used. It has a small scratch on the edge of the rear glass. The scratch is so light, I did not even notice it when buying the lens. It is only noticeable when checked under strong light with close inspection. Will this scratch show up on the prints?
-- tim kimbler (email@example.com), January 12, 1999
If it is near the edge, when you close down to a working aperture, is that part of the lens even used?
Even if it is, a small scratch would have a greater effect on resale value than picture quality. The only effect would be a very slight 'smearing' of light, probably undetectable.
-- Alan Gibson (Alan.Gibson@technologist.com), January 12, 1999.
If you stop way down..you MAY begin to notice it..but probably not. Try it and see
-- Charles Matter (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 13, 1999.