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    Can't Remember Name of 8x10 Enlarger

    I'm thinking of getting an 8x10 enlarger BUT my darkroom ceiling is only 6'6" above the darkroom floor. I kind of doubt that a Durst or De Vere would fit. Would a Beseler? I'm trying without success to remember the name of a more compact model that was sold back in the late 80s but it's not coming to me. Anyone? Thank you!!
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    Re: Can't Remember Name of 8x10 Enlarger

    Beseler 45MXT with 8x10 conversion?

    Zone VI with short column and 8x10 head?

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    Re: Can't Remember Name of 8x10 Enlarger

    Build yourself a horizontal enlarger?...

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    Re: Can't Remember Name of 8x10 Enlarger

    Quote Originally Posted by Oren Grad View Post
    Beseler 45MXT with 8x10 conversion?

    Zone VI with short column and 8x10 head?
    Nope...nope...but hmmm, there was such a thing? Hmmm...

    Quote Originally Posted by Will Whitaker View Post
    Build yourself a horizontal enlarger?...
    Well the room width is not a whole lot more than its height...
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    Re: Can't Remember Name of 8x10 Enlarger

    Salthill?

    Here's a thread for you:

    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum43/4...-enlarger.html

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    Re: Can't Remember Name of 8x10 Enlarger

    Omega made a "compact" 8x10 enlarger. I saw it once at a local store, and its design was similar to a Besseler.

    Here's a thought: make a temporary enlarger out of your current camera. Take a negative, and tape it to the ground glass. Put a bright lamp behind that and cover it with your dark cloth or whatever. How much distance do you need to focus the image on the wall at the enlargement size you want? If you want to get closer, use a wider lens.

    Or just send the film out to a good lab and have them make the print.

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    Re: Can't Remember Name of 8x10 Enlarger

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian C. Miller View Post
    Or just send the film out to a good lab and have them make the print.
    For some of us (granted not for everyone) that's like a musician, not just a composer, settling for sending his own composition off to someone else to play and send him back a recording.

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    Re: Can't Remember Name of 8x10 Enlarger

    I have my Zone vi 8x10 set up 18 inches above my basement floor with a 7 ft high ceiling.
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    Re: Can't Remember Name of 8x10 Enlarger

    That Kienzle (thanks for the link Oren) looks kinda like what I think I remember! Could it have been marketed under another name? Did Kaiser make an 8x10?
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    Re: Can't Remember Name of 8x10 Enlarger

    That Kienzel is nice, but if you have 5.5 feet above your 36" counter to raise that to the top, you will have enough ceiling for a 'real' 8x10 enlarger, with the added advantage of being able to drop the baseboard down toward the ground.

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