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Hambone Lewinski 1:12am, 28 February 2008
35mm, set up your own darkroom! I'm moving this weekend, and I have a remarkable surplus of enlargers.

Jason
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K. Praslowicz 10 years ago
I could use one since mine currently doesn't permit me ot print larger then 5x7 on a 35mm negative.
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Drew C 10 years ago
hmm... if i didnt just get an epson 4490 i'd be interested...
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
You too huh? Mine came yesterday...
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Drew C 10 years ago
uh ohh... i hope we dont start another religion war! ha
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waphoto 10 years ago
I could use one, its about the only thing i need to complete my darkroom, do you have a timer for it?
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
Dont forget the lock on the inside : ) Whoops....
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Barrett 10 years ago
I really would love one because lately I've been feeling that ... oh, wait, you mean for photos. Nevermind.
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
Guys,

Yeah, I've got one for each of you. Warning: these are not super nice enlargers with the 6 element Nikkor El lenses. They're pretty simple affairs.

Wyatt, I think I have a spare timer that you can have, too. But it's as old as the hills, if you don't mind.

Of course, I'm keeping the three enlargers that I actually use... it's the other three or four I'm trying to get rid of!

Jason
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
Actually, the 4490 is a very nice scanner. You won't start a religious war, here. I'm a fan of the Hamrick Vuescan software, unless it came with Silverfast.

I use a Canoscan 8600F which is a comparable scanner and a Nikon LS-1000, which was an AMAZING scanner a decade ago.

Jason
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
Actually, the Besseler Printmaker 35 has a builtin timer if you want that one, Wyatt. I dunno if you use graded papers and need precise timing on your paper development.

Jason
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K. Praslowicz 10 years ago
Just as long as I can rip whatever lens is off of it, and put my 6 element EL-Nikkor on it, i'll be peachy.
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
Kip, what is the focal length of your El Nikkor? I know that my 105mm Omega is only good for up to 5x7s in 35mm.

Jason
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K. Praslowicz 10 years ago
I have a 50mm & a 135mm.
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
Why can't you do bigger enlargements with the 50mm? Your enlarger itself is troubled?

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waphoto 10 years ago
Awesome, any timer will do although I learned with one of the digital ones that do tenths of a second. Do you need a color anylizer? I have a nice beseler one that my teacher gave me, I dont think I will ever have a color dr so you are welcome to it if you want it? It's a PM1A just so you know.
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
Wyatt, sounds cool. I'll let you know about the color analyzer after we've settled in to the new place.

Jason
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K. Praslowicz 10 years ago
My problem is that my enlarger only has the proper condensors for printing 4x5 negatives. My logic tells me I should be able to use the 50mm no problem, just at reduced light levels, but what really happens is that the illumination with that condensor & lens in uneven, and I get nasty light fall off at the corners. So, i'm stuck using the 135mm to print from 35mm negatives.
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waphoto 10 years ago
Sounds good, I know it works but I've never used one and honestly wouldn't know what to do with it...the only thing I ever use is my Ilford contrast filters...
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