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In 2021 the Digital Enlarger Lens Test Archive outgrew its original home at 16-9.net – and its remit. It continues to expand, and is now the most wide-ranging resource for film-makers and photographers seeking and using enlarger, projector, macro, repro, process and cine lenses to create digital work. Spanning 130 years, Delta is a catalgoue of over 3,000 universally-adaptable lenses, including hundreds of unique reviews and articles.

The quick-browse catalogue below orders every lens by manufacturer and can be filtered by category or other keyword. 

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85-color-corrected-1

85/2.8 Colour Corrected
Unbranded slide projector lens made in Hong Kong.

85

2.8

Fixed

3 / 3

Placeholder

A. Darlot (Paris) 160/3.5
Projector lens. Brass body

160

3.5

3.5

Fixed

3

None

N/A

216

196

1860s

22632

travegar-105-v1a

A. Schacht R Travegar 105/3.5 [V1]
Early Munich-manufactured enlarger/macro lens. Silver body. Black nose. Tends to rust.

105

3.5

32

Circular

3

M39

40.5×0.5

1945-1954

43360

travegar_105a

A. Schacht R Travegar 105/3.5 [V2]
Updated Ülm-manufactured enlarger/macro lens. Silver body. Black nose. Tends to rust.

105

3.5

32

Circular

3

M39

40.5×0.5

1954-1967

129510-297434

Placeholder

A. Schacht R Travegar 50/3.5
Enlarger lens. f16 version. Possibly made in Munich 1948-1954.

50

3.5

16

Circular

3

M39

a-schacht-r-travegar-50

A. Schacht R Travegar 50/3.5 [Ulm]
Enlarger lens. Silver body. Black nose. Late period Ulm-produced (1954-1967) f22 version.

50

3.5

22

Circular

3

32.5

1960s

104465-398862

travegar_75a

A. Schacht R Travegar 75/3.5
Enlarger lens. Silver body. Black nose. Ulm produced (1954-1967).

75

3.5

22

Circular

3

32.5

30.5×0.5

1954-1967

49392-194327

Placeholder

A. Schacht R Travegar 85/4.5
Enlarger lens.

85

4.5

16

Circular

3

M39

schacht_super-stellar-100-2.5a

A. Schacht Super-Stellar 100/2.5
Slide projector lens. Black plastic body with zebra nose. Likely co-production with Staeble/Wilhelm Will. Images by Forest Sprite.

100

2.5

Fixed

4

42mm barrel

N/A

118589

Placeholder

A. Schacht Super-Stellar 85/2.5
Slide projector lens. Silver metal body with zebra nose. Likely co-production with Staeble/Wilhelm Will.

85

2.5

Fixed

3

42mm barrel

N/A

Placeholder

A. Schacht Travegar 100/3.3
Zebra bellows lens.

100

3.3

22

Circular

3

M39/M42

317786-318204

schacht_travegar-50-e

A. Schacht Travegar 50/3.5 [Munich]
Enlarger lens. Silver body. Black nose. Red diamond instead of R marking. Early Munich-produced version.

50

3.5

22

Circular

3

32.5

1948-1954

42680

schacht_travegar-50a

A. Schacht Travegar 50/3.5 [Ulm]
Enlarger lens. Silver body. Black nose. Red diamond instead of R marking. Late Ulm-produced f22 version (low serials).

50

3.5

22

Circular

3

32.5

1960s

82174

travenon_135a

A. Schacht Travenon 135/4.5
Enlarger lens. Silver body. Black nose. Tends to rust.

135

4.5

32

Circular

4 / 3

M42

40.5×0.75

1954-1967

73795

Placeholder

A. Schacht Travenon 17/1.4
Cine projector lens. Black body. Silver nose. Image circle < 25mm at infinity.

17

1.4

1.4

Fixed

N/A

a-schacht-travenon-85a

A. Schacht Travenon 85/2.8
Slide projector lens. Black body. Zebra nose.

85

2.8

2.8

Fixed

3

43.5mm barrel

N/A

Clean bubble. Mild swirl on 35mm.

a-schacht-travenon-85-4.5a

A. Schacht Travenon 85/4.5
Enlarger lens. Silver body. Black nose. Sometimes seen fitted to M42 extension tube. Ulm-made models from 1954-1967.

85

4.5

22

Circular

4 / 3

M42

1954-1967

204150

Placeholder

A. Seibert 75/1.6
16mm projector lens made by Arthur Seibert, Wetzlar. Image circle < 35mm.

75

1.6

1.6

Fixed

1950s

Strong swirl on APS-C

accura-35-a

Accura 35/3.5
Japanese enlarger lens marked Anastigmat ditributed by RH-Div Interphoto USA. Image circle unknown – likely c.30mm.

35

3.5

16

accura-50-a

Accura 50/3.5 [V1]
Enlarger lens listed in 1976 Popular Photography catalogue supplied by RH-Div Interphoto USA.

50

3.5

16

M39

50537

c.1976

accura-50-3d

Accura 50/3.5 [V2]
Enlarger lens listed in 1976 Popular Photography catalogue supplied by RH-Div Interphoto USA. Unserialled Japanese Zebra.

50

3.5

16

M39

c.1976

accura-75-3.5-v1f

Accura 75/3.5 [V1]
Enlarger lens marked Anastigmat listed in 1976 Popular Photography catalogue as supplied by RH-Div Interphoto USA.

75

3.5

16

Curved 5

M39

105227, 76222

c.1976

accura-75-3.5-v2c

Accura 75/3.5 [V2]
Enlarger lens marked Anastigmat listed in 1976 Popular Photography catalogue as supplied by RH-Div Interphoto USA.

75

3.5

16

M39

accura-50-dia-lite-c

Accura Dia-Lite 50/3.5
Enlarger lens listed in 1976 Popular Photography catalogue supplied by RH-Div Interphoto USA.

50

3.5

M39

c.1976

accura-dialite-75-a

Accura Dia-Lite 75/3.5
Japanese zebra enlarger lens marketed by RH-Div Interphoto USA.

75

3.5

M39

accura-dialite-90-d

Accura Dia-Lite 90/4.5
Japanese enlarger lens distributed by RH-Div Interphoto USA.

90

4.5

Circular 10

M39

Placeholder

Accura Preset 75/3.5
Enlarger lens listed in 1976 Popular Photography catalogue supplied by RH-Div Interphoto USA.

75

3.5

22

M39

c.1976

aetna-75-a

Aetna 75/3.5
Appears to be an early version of the Japanese-made Coligar with f22 minimum aperture: AKA Perfex, Prinz, Soligor enlarger lenses.

75

3.5

22

3

M39

13506

aetna-actinar-105-a

Aetna Actinar 105/4.5
Japanese-made enlarger lens distributed by Aetna Optix (later BKA).

105

4.5

3

M39

10417

aetna-actinar-135-a

Aetna Actinar 135/4.5
German-made all-silver lens marked with red Double-H, distributed by Aetna Optix (later BKA) for Exakta bellows mount. Also fitted to Mirrorscope. Perhaps made by Steinheil.

135

4.5

32

Exakta, M42

60084, 60099

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