Minolta Enlarger Lens
Since 1928, Minolta have been worldwide manufacturers in camera and camera accessory equipment. They are a Japanese company with a reputation for high quality specialist equipment. Because of the company name you know that a Minolta enlarger lens will be of the highest quality and it will provide the exact effect you desire as a photographer.
A camera lens helps to alter a shot in the specific way you want it. These are particularly useful accessories for experts and advanced photographers that know exactly what style they are looking for. An enlarger lens is amongst the most simplistic of camera lenses and therefore perfect for amateur photographers who are slowly attempting to build a portfolio or skill set.
The enlarger lens acts as a telescope and the glass enlarges the image you are looking to capture. Depending on the specific model and make you choose, the lens can change the size, contrast and clarity of your photograph. Each lens will vary in price, aperture, material and focal length.
Lens features to consider
Lenses will vary in aperture, which means the amount of light a camera lens will allow in the shot. A larger aperture will be a low f/ rating, meaning that there is more light allowed into the shot, such as the A Minolta E. Rokkor 50mm f/2.2 enlarging lens. A smaller aperture means a higher f/ ranking such as the Minolta E. Rokkor 75mm f/4.5 enlarger lens. This is important to note depending on whether you take photos in low light or bright light situations. The aperture also alters the contrast, depth of field and glare control in each shot.
The focal length refers to the distance between the centre of the lens to its focus. This is an important factor for photographers to consider when buying a lens depending on the distance you want to capture and quality of shot.
Each enlarger lens will have different features and therefore create different shot so be sure to know what shot you're looking for and what lens best fits your requirements.