View Poll Results: What is the maximum enlargement from 8x10 for you?

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    16 23.53%
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    11 16.18%
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Thread: Enlarging from 8x10

  1. #31

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    May 2006

    Re: Enlarging from 8x10

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Chambers View Post
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  2. #32
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    Feb 2007

    Re: Enlarging from 8x10

    Quote Originally Posted by Philippe Grunchec View Post
    I use an 810 DeVere, but I'm a little upset because it can't enlarge the whole negative (the black borders of the film): does someone have the same problem? I use a 240 G-Claron/
    A longer lens will make the mixing box image larger in relation to the negative. I assume you have a big enough negative carrier to show the edges.

    The Durst 1840 with Laraneg or Negateil negative carriers will show all, but just barely. The negative has to be perfectly centered on the glass carrier.

  3. #33
    Philippe Grunchec's Avatar
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    Jul 2007
    Paris (France, not Texas)

    Re: Enlarging from 8x10

    You are right, the carrier is a little bit tight! May be I could have it filed? I'd like the advice of other DeVere users!
    "I believe there is nothing more disturbing than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept!" (Ansel Adams)

  4. #34
    Henry Valtonen L&Scape's Avatar
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    Dec 2007

    Re: Enlarging from 8x10

    I drum scan my 8x10" slides and let a pro shop make 32X40" enlargements on aluminium. Sometimes 16x20" is better.
    Henry Valtonen, Helsinki
    8x10" landscapes

  5. #35

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    Sep 2007

    Re: Enlarging from 8x10

    I use a DeVere 8x10 verticle enlarger, and make color prints with the Colex 32 tabletop processor (no longer being sold). Colenta (Germany) however still sells their Studioline series (Mediaphot is the distributor in the U.S.) in sizes 14" to 32", all dry to dry and small tank volumes. If you can afford it, this is the way to go.

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