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    8x10---Horizontal to Vertical unique method

    I had never seen this before, but the e-bay ad below shows a DeVere 8x10 with a well built special stand to flip the whole column horizontally. (rather than rotate the head like a Durst).

    http://cgi.ebay.com/5108-8x10-DeVere...item255a231855

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    Re: 8x10---Horizontal to Vertical unique method

    Old Elwoods do that.

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    Re: 8x10---Horizontal to Vertical unique method

    The Beseler 45MX does something like that. The head tilts but not the whole column.

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    Re: 8x10---Horizontal to Vertical unique method

    Quote Originally Posted by aduncanson View Post
    Old Elwoods do that.
    Thats cool. I guess nothing is new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aduncanson View Post
    Old Elwoods do that.
    Having owned a couple of 5x7 Elwood enlargers, do you know the required size and torque for the bolts on the end of the base to hold it down in the horizontal position?

    As they were built by the Elwood Pattern Company (or something like that, and you certainly knew it from the design and construction), those castings were heavy!!!

    You might want the table anchored down as well, or with considerable weight on it, overwise it might point at the ceiling (sort of an reversed vertical enlarger), rather than the wall...

    Well thanks aduncanson, that explains the pivot on them,

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    Re: 8x10---Horizontal to Vertical unique method

    I always found it easier just to rotate the easel.
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    Re: 8x10---Horizontal to Vertical unique method

    Omega has another variant: place a mirror just under the lens. I have that attachment for my enlarger.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Ellis View Post
    I always found it easier just to rotate the easel.
    Uh, could you please explain that? Like, how do you get the image onto the wall easel when the head is pointing down?

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    Re: 8x10---Horizontal to Vertical unique method

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian C. Miller View Post
    Omega has another variant: place a mirror just under the lens. I have that attachment for my enlarger.



    Uh, could you please explain that? Like, how do you get the image onto the wall easel when the head is pointing down?
    Read post again. Smile.

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    Re: 8x10---Horizontal to Vertical unique method

    [QUOTE=Brian C. Miller;610842]Omega has another variant: place a mirror just under the lens. I have that attachment for my enlarger.

    Brian,
    Have you used it? How does that work out for you? Any issues w/mirror scratches or defects? I've seen a mirror for what I think was the D series Omega on eBay a while back but I don't think it would have fit my F1. If I could find the correct mirror I'd jump on it - seems like an inexpensive means to horizontal enlarging.
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    Re: 8x10---Horizontal to Vertical unique method

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian C. Miller View Post
    Have you used it? How does that work out for you? Any issues w/mirror scratches or defects?
    The mirror screws onto the lensboard mount, i.e., cone > lensboard > mirror. My mirror came in the original box, and I think that it was unused. The problem is that since I don't have a "real" darkroom, using it is problematic. You may have seen my photo of my D3 on a cart in my bathroom. Behind it is the spot for vetical projection, which is a window I fitted a board over. Since my enlarger is on a cart, even though all the wheels lock down, aligning it and keeping it aligned is not easy.

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