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    8x10 to enlarge or to scan

    hello all,

    I am currently looking forward to develop a 8x10 portraits project.

    The question is: how do I come from negative to print? Do 8x10 enlarger exist? What are they and to what cost? Do you find them in the normal market?

    Which labo can make quality scan and make really qualitative prints ?

    Thanks for the coming answers

    Ariel


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    Re: 8x10 to enlarge or to scan

    Quote Originally Posted by Ariel Genton View Post
    Do 8x10 enlarger exist? What are they and to what cost? Do you find them in the normal market?
    Yes - they cost a lot sometimes, other times people can't give them away. No you won't likely find them on your local craigslist or at the weekend yardsale.
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    Re: 8x10 to enlarge or to scan

    You can scan the film by yourself in a flatbed scanner (say, v750 or 800 Epsons) to be printed on a commercial lab.
    Do you have any traditional printing experience? IMO, 8x10" printing is not a "will do it next weekend" kind of task. It involves a learning process and could be very costly. For some it`s almost a way of life.
    Last edited by jose angel; 19-Sep-2017 at 13:04.

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    Re: 8x10 to enlarge or to scan

    I have been developping and enlarging in my early beginning in photography. the process is not that difficult if you have good material.

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    Re: 8x10 to enlarge or to scan

    If you have to ask you'd probably do better to shoot 4x5 and scan.

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    Re: 8x10 to enlarge or to scan

    Yes, this does beg the question: (why) does it have to be 8x10?

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    Re: 8x10 to enlarge or to scan

    for the film quality, the use of the camera and the controls while framing!

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    Re: 8x10 to enlarge or to scan

    contact printing has been known to be useful for 8x10

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    Re: 8x10 to enlarge or to scan

    Quote Originally Posted by dasBlute View Post
    contact printing has been known to be useful for 8x10
    Sure, but that would render any questions about enlargement or scanning irrelevant, so I concluded that couldn't be the motive.

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    Re: 8x10 to enlarge or to scan

    then v700 is ok for them!

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