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    Re: 12x20 enlarger lens suggestions

    Thank goodness for modern technology. Soon it will be possible to splice the long-arm genes of an orangutan onto the embryo of a future ULF photographer.

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    Re: 12x20 enlarger lens suggestions

    I heard today they are cloning monkeys. I am therefore sure people are also cloned.

    Get me out of here!

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    Re: 12x20 enlarger lens suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by LabRat View Post
    12X20 is a nice size to contact print...

    Not big enough??? (You can also include an oversize overmat)

    Steve K
    Actually, maybe. I belong to a camera club in the metro Philadelphia area. Currently I'm the only one printing negatives on silver gelatin or as scanned digital prints. There is something amazing about contact prints. However, in our last show, in conjunction with another camera club, much larger inkjet prints dominate the gallery. What to do. Or should I do anything? I've decided that while there are still rolls of silver gelatin paper to buy, I'm making the commitment to "hang" with this digital larger prints. hahaha. Here's a local organization were one can rent time in a digital lab and pay for paper and ink. http://www.philaphotoarts.org/

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    Re: 12x20 enlarger lens suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Wiley View Post
    Thank goodness for modern technology. Soon it will be possible to splice the long-arm genes of an orangutan onto the embryo of a future ULF photographer.
    Problem would be the same, if arms x2 then ULF photographers would want x3 plates

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    Re: 12x20 enlarger lens suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by wborders View Post
    ...in our last show, in conjunction with another camera club, much larger inkjet prints dominate the gallery. What to do. Or should I do anything?
    Quit worryin' about it. Size isn't everything. Make the best contact print in the best presentation you can and move on.

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    Re: 12x20 enlarger lens suggestions

    No difference when it comes to inkjet. Big, Bigger, More Bigger. It's never enough. I like Translate that into, Who cares anymore? I like making beautiful prints, not competing with a billboard company. The galleries must be getting desperate if all they know what to do is crank up the volume of square footage. Pathetic.

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    Re: 12x20 enlarger lens suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by wborders View Post
    Hi Everyone,

    I'm looking for an enlarger lens that I can use to double my 12x20 negative to get a 24x40 print. Specific recommendations would be very helpful.

    Thanks
    Go for it! or...create images that use two or more 12x20 negatives. Going big is just a matter of technique and equipment. Thinking and creating big is a whole new ballgame.
    "Landscapes exist in the material world yet soar in the realms of the spirit..." Tsung Ping, 5th Century China

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    Re: 12x20 enlarger lens suggestions

    Diptychs. One more reason I want a big Speedmat cutter.

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