Made to exacting Omega specifications, Omicron-EL computer designed enlarg- ing lenses meet the most critical pro- fessional requirements for color and black and white.

OPTICAL CONSTRUCTION
Omicron-EL enlarging lenses feature six-element design, in four near-sym- metrical groups.  This design insures superlative contrast and brilliance, ex- ceptionally high resolution, and ex- treme flatness of field.  Additionally, Omicron-EL lenses are highly corrected for chromatic aberration, and will not shift focus as the aperture is stopped down for exposure.

All air-to-glass surfaces are amber or magenta coated, for optimum spectral balance of the rare earth glasses em- ployed.  The result is virtual elimination of flare, and superior light transmission.

EIGHT BLADED DIAPHRAGMS

All Omicron-EL lenses feature eight precision diaphragm blades, producing unsurpassed linearity of light trans- mission, vital for professional print quality.  Pin-point detents at click stops permit easy "nulling" with analyzers,  at mid-aperture settings for precise ex- posure.  On 105mm and 135mm lenses apertures down to f/45 may be selected.  This is a significant advantage when printing at small magnifications, or with exceptionally thin negatives.

MECHANICAL CONSTRUCTION
All Omicron-EL lenses have a standard Leica-type 39mm screw mount, and front threading for 40.5mm lens ac- cessories. Two engraved aperture scales permit full visibility at any orientation on the lens mount or board.

Relatively short back-focus design (flange-to-film distance) permits con- venient use in turret mount enlargers, such as the Omega and Super Chromega Dichroic D-6.

Sturdy metal barrels are precision- machined and assembled, and have a satin optical black finish with large white f/stop numerals.  Each lens is supplied with a mounting ring for lens installations on unthreaded lensboards.

 
 

 
 

OPTIMUM MAGNIFICATIONS
Every precision enlarging lens is com- puted to perform optimally at a specific range of magnifications. The Omicron- EL 50mm f/2.8 is designed for 2x to 20x magnifications; the 75mm f/4.5, 90mm f/5.6, 105mm f/5.6 and 135mm f5.6 are designed for 2x to 10x mag-nifications.

WORKING APERTURES
All Omicron-EL lenses may be used at all apertures.  However, the extra fast aperture of the 50mm f/2.8 is recom- mended for focusing, with f/4 or smaller aperture used for the exposure.

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