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    Dan Domme yeknom02's Avatar
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    Re: Minimizing enlarger upgrade cost

    Well, the problem is that 8x10 film is 4 times as expensive, not to mention that cheap 8x10 cameras are still really expensive.
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    Re: Minimizing enlarger upgrade cost

    Quote Originally Posted by yeknom02 View Post
    Well, the problem is that 8x10 film is 4 times as expensive...
    Not if you're using X-ray film, around $0.10 per sheet.
    Do a search on the forum for X-ray processing and other related information.

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    Re: Minimizing enlarger upgrade cost

    The deadbread link above is a good path to go as a simple conversion. Lamp housing couldn't be more simple. If you wanted to, you could just replace the Beseler head with your 4X5 camera all you really need is three parallel planes.
    If you don't want variable contrast in the head, just use white LEDs
    I don't know if a 4X5 Beseler head could be adapted to the 23C frame.
    I've read that Sinar also had an enlarger conversion available.

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