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    Re: Enlarger: Neg to Lens to Print cheat sheet: 8X10, 5X7, 4X5

    Yes, it is a diffusion dichroic enlarger. I would try the 240 with different condenser combinations (380/380, 382/380, 382/382) to see if any of those work, I suspect, one of them could. If the 300 satisfies your needs, then use it! L

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    Re: Enlarger: Neg to Lens to Print cheat sheet: 8X10, 5X7, 4X5

    Quote Originally Posted by Len Middleton View Post

    My Durst 184 uses a condenser head, and to use a 240mm lens on it for magnifications greater than 1.3x, the manual calls for a 250 condenser (i.e. 250mm in diameter) in the bottom position, and thus will not cover the 8x10 diagonal.
    That is too bad about using the 240mm lens with condensers.
    Due to my ceiling, I only lose about 3 inches of height, but that is enough to limit the maximum projected width to 30" rather than the full 35" (3.5x) with the 300mm lens. I do have a 240mm which will increase the maximum projection width back out to 35", but I don't have trays that big at this time.

    Looking back at my first decade with the enlarger, I have only routinely printed up to 16x20 (other than some experimental pieced-together murals). There is something nice about the 2X enlargements. They still have a 'contact print' quality of detail, but they are plenty big.

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    Re: Enlarger: Neg to Lens to Print cheat sheet: 8X10, 5X7, 4X5

    Enlarging is way more fun than printing inkjet, notice I left out scanning. I scan everything, as it's fun too. When done...

    I print up to 14X36" wide in one piece and simply rock through a 16x20 tray. See-saw with clips.

    I made a large print on X-Ray. it's 4 pieces of 14X17" X-Ray with 6" pieces added at the bottom. Not perfect, but fun. I wanted to use the whole baseboard of my Fotar 10X10.

    I taped this print in my window for a year to see if it degraded. Not that I could see. And when I had a backlight on, it was visible at night to many.The new owners were mystified. I left it for them. Infidels!

    28X40X-Ra7 5-24-2016 2-43-51 PM 2448x3264 by moe.randy, on Flickr

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    Re: Enlarger: Neg to Lens to Print cheat sheet: 8X10, 5X7, 4X5

    That's pretty cool Randy, better than stained glass!

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    Re: Enlarger: Neg to Lens to Print cheat sheet: 8X10, 5X7, 4X5

    Quote Originally Posted by ic-racer View Post
    That is too bad about using the 240mm lens with condensers.
    Due to my ceiling, I only lose about 3 inches of height, but that is enough to limit the maximum projected width to 30" rather than the full 35" (3.5x) with the 300mm lens. I do have a 240mm which will increase the maximum projection width back out to 35", but I don't have trays that big at this time.
    IC, any idea if the 240 will cover 8x10 with some condenser combination? L

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    Re: Enlarger: Neg to Lens to Print cheat sheet: 8X10, 5X7, 4X5

    Quote Originally Posted by Erik Larsen View Post
    That's pretty cool Randy, better than stained glass!
    Thanks, Eric!

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    Re: Enlarger: Neg to Lens to Print cheat sheet: 8X10, 5X7, 4X5

    Quote Originally Posted by Luis-F-S View Post
    IC, any idea if the 240 will cover 8x10 with some condenser combination? L
    For B&W printing, I suspect there is some condenser combination that will be close-enough that it could be corrected by dodging or burning the center or edges.

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