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    Copy Stands

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    Re: Copy Stands

    Some people love DIY so much, they end up spending an exorbitant amount of time, effort, and expense for something they could find at a thrift store for just a couple of bucks.

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    Re: Copy Stands

    Over many decades I've used a variety of enlargers as the basis of copy stands. Some enlargers require only slight modifications. If an enlarger is stable enough for its intended purpose, it is stable enough to be adapted to a copy stand. If its focusing is precise enough for enlarging, it should work well enough for macro photography. Best of all, it is almost ready made and inexpensive. I left three of them behind when I moved from the old family farm.

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    Re: Copy Stands

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Jones View Post
    Over many decades I've used a variety of enlargers as the basis of copy stands.
    An excellent point. I have a Testrite CS-3 copy stand which is very inexpensive, and very versatile, but an enlarger has extra benefits. It comes with a light source -- maybe even a color head -- plus, the enlarging lens(es) make great copy/macro optics:

    http://photocornucopia.com/1061.html

    To top it off, nowadays, you can get many enlargers for about the same price as a copy stand!!

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