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    Re: Ideas for Auto Focus Enlargers not historical crap

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Salomon View Post
    Glad it worked! But drive carefully!

    Look for a Homerich. They made electronic AF enlargers that were easily programmable by the user and were dead accurate!
    I will Bob, but now we all know!

    Never heard of it.

    But Ollinger has. http://www.jollinger.com/photo/enlargers/others.html
    TIN CAN COLLEGE

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    Re: Ideas for Auto Focus Enlargers not historical crap

    TIN CAN COLLEGE

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    Re: Ideas for Auto Focus Enlargers not historical crap

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Moe View Post
    Yesterday it was laser blasting secondary cataracts and I do mean blasting. The doc shot a beam with a shutter 30 times into my eyes. I could feel the impact. No pain, but my eyes had painkiller and were dilated.

    Woke today with the TV looking far better. Then I drove 100 miles without glasses.

    Near vision is still poor. We expected that.

    A NASA grade enlarger could be made to be always in focus. Not the Rube Goldberg crap all enlargers are. Even very expensive EU gear is not close to perfect.

    I will keep tinkering as that is what I do.

    Damn the experts, Full Throttle! (a paraphrase)

    Oak tree in my way...

    Been there.


    Thanks, Steve for checking in.

    Your welcome.

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    Re: Ideas for Auto Focus Enlargers not historical crap

    Hi Randy,

    Hope that your recovery continues to go well!

    Depending on how your vision turns out would one of these grain focusers work? It projects a larger image that can be viewed from farther away rather than squinting into a little eyepiece.

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    Re: Ideas for Auto Focus Enlargers not historical crap

    Anthony,

    I have one of those. Odd little thing. Mine is a bit crusty. It's glued up plastic and dirty inside. Who knows how old. I have considered making a larger, cleaner one!

    Even before my eyes deteriorated, I used 3 focusers in succession trying to find the sweet spot. I have 2 Peak, 2 Micro-Sight and 2 Magna-Sight. The Magna-Sight is often best for me, yet I still try all 3.

    I may make a better one like your suggestion.

    No dropouts yet on the Print Exchange.

    Thank you!





    Quote Originally Posted by adelorenzo View Post
    Hi Randy,

    Hope that your recovery continues to go well!

    Depending on how your vision turns out would one of these grain focusers work? It projects a larger image that can be viewed from farther away rather than squinting into a little eyepiece.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    TIN CAN COLLEGE

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    Re: Ideas for Auto Focus Enlargers not historical crap

    Quote Originally Posted by adelorenzo View Post
    Hi Randy,

    Hope that your recovery continues to go well!

    Depending on how your vision turns out would one of these grain focusers work? It projects a larger image that can be viewed from farther away rather than squinting into a little eyepiece.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    I’ve wondered about mounting my iPhone to a grain focused with a phoneskope
    You can't teach an old dog new tech's!

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