90% of my micro step work is probably now 'scanning' of negatives and 10% art reproduction. For scanning I use either the 80mm schneider makkro symmar or 90mm apo rodagon lenses fitted to the Rollei m39 behind the lens shutter adapter, or the 90mm Rollei Schneider APO Macro lens. For art reproduction I try to use either the Rollei 90 again or the Rollei 150mm APO macro (bellows) lens (both Schneider). The Schneider APO lenses are very neutral with next to zero distortion and are my preference. I've been very happy with the rollei macro lenses - both are better than the Rollei Zeiss 120mm macro lens and more neutral.
From time to time, I will also use the set up on the X-Act2 and lenses in electronic shutter - mostly APO digitars.
Hi Eric… The Rollei Zeiss 120m is (about) the same as the Zeiss 120m for Hasselblad ..no? I ask this to get an idea on how better the Schneiders are with respect to Zeiss 120m for Hassy, …this is because I've tried a Hassy version of that lens on my Contax (leaf shutter "open" - Contax adapter) and the dedicated Contax Apo lens was significantly better in comparison (not that the Hassy lens was "poor" - only not as good), …do you think that with the Schneiders Apo 90mm (150mm FL is too much for my needs) I'll be able to equal the Contax 120m Apo quality… Also, what is their best (sharper) aperture? Thanks.
P.S. There is no vignetting after f5.6… is that correct?