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    Re: Can the Devere 507 be converted to the 5108?

    Column mounting the head, compared to a wall mount, would not change the maximum size of print. In fact, maximum print size would be smaller, because the height of the column's feet above the floor. Unless , you have the head mounted too close to the wall, so at maximum projection, it projects part of the image on the wall near the floor.

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    Re: Can the Devere 507 be converted to the 5108?

    Did anyone bother to read the OP's original post? He already owns a wall mounted 5108. He wants a floor standing frame so he can drop the table to print larger. He has access to a 507 floor standing enlarger which uses the same column and frame as the 5108. He already owns the 5108 head and mounting parts. I believe he should be able to use those on the 507 frame, and I suggested he contact KHB in Canada to be sure. L

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethan View Post
    Hello

    I have a DeVere 5108 wall mount enlarger, which I have had mounted over a bench since I got it. I would like to be able to make larger prints with it, so I had been planning on building a custom drop table for it, but I would prefer to have an original DeVere floor standing chassis if possible. I haven't come across any DeVere 5108 chassis on their own, but there is a 507 chassis available I came across. On the images for the 507 chassis and 5108 chassis that I have seen, they look identical, so I am wondering whether it would be possible for me to unbolt the 5108 head and lens stage from the 5108 I have, and bolt them onto the mounts on this 507 chassis. I have sent a message to DeVere asking them about the possibility, but they haven't always been very prompt in their responses with me, so I thought I would ask here as well. If any of you have experience with both enlargers, it would be great if you could help out!

    Thanks,
    Ethan

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    Re: Can the Devere 507 be converted to the 5108?

    Not sure how large of print you want to make, but a friend makes 40 x 50" prints. The problem became the throat width. A head extension (longer neck?) had to be made to get it all to work.

    Not sure of the model, but the comment about measuring is a good one.

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    Re: Can the Devere 507 be converted to the 5108?

    As they would say in Roberts rules of order,“point of information”… What is the original negative size, and what enlarging lens are you using?


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    Re: Can the Devere 507 be converted to the 5108?

    a Rodagon 300mm for 8x10" negatives. The goal is making 32x40 prints possible, and the path I'm currently looking down is to build a new Chassis, which I've posted in the DIY section

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    Re: Can the Devere 507 be converted to the 5108?

    If you can get the 507 frame reasonably, that's the path I'd take since you have all the 5108 parts. No reason to re-invent the wheel. L

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    Re: Can the Devere 507 be converted to the 5108?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethan View Post
    a Rodagon 300mm for 8x10" negatives. The goal is making 32x40 prints possible, and the path I'm currently looking down is to build a new Chassis, which I've posted in the DIY section
    If that doesn't work, get a 240 lens for the 8x10's

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