I'm in the process of converting either an 8x10 enlarging camera or a 5x7 Elwood into a 5x7 cold light enlarger.
My question is: how close does the light source need to be to the negative?
I know that using the 8x10 enlarging camera, I can get the 12x12 Aristo head that I'm using right on top of the negative, but with the Elwood, which I think will make a much easier to use enlarger, I'm not able to get the light source closer than about 3 inches from the negative.
Is that distance going to be a problem?
hanks in advance for any advice