scratch on enlarger lens : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

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 (, January 12, 1999


Response to enlarger lens

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 (, January 12, 1999.

Response to enlarger lens

If you stop way MAY begin to notice it..but probably not. Try it and see

-- Charles Matter (, January 13, 1999.

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