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Just want to share my experience which I made with a nearly mint Beseler 23C enlarger which I got from a friend of mine for free (in fact it is now my 4th enlarger after getting a 45M, 45MXT, and a 67S II). After having set up my existing enlargers for large format (4x5") and small format negatives printing, I planned to use the 23C for medium format size negatives (6x7 cm) since I also had a Schneider-Kreuznach 80/5.6 enlarger lens. What I was missing is the fitting negative holder for 6x7 cm - I checked online and found a few horrendously expensive used negative holders (the new ones from Beseler were even more expensive). I checked in my clutter box where I kept other scavenged darkroom material, and I found an Omega-enlarger based 6x7 cm negative holder. Glad I didn't buy any of the overpriced Beseler ones - because actually the Omega one fits in portrait mode nicely into the 23C enlarger. Of course there is a little gap between closed upper bellow unit and the holder, but I found it is not an issue at all (no light leaks out to an extent that it would endanger the printing process during exposure). I didn't find it described online anywhere that Omega negative holders can be used in certain Beseler enlargers! The Schneider-Kreuznach 80/5.8 lens also handles the 6x7 cm negative size well with sharp corners when stopped down a bit (I normally use my enlarger lenses at f/11). Didn't find this information mentioned anywhere either - only posts online about the Nikkor 80/5.6 enlarger lens which is able to handle 6x7 cm negative size, too. Does anybody else made similar experiences and used parts of different enlarger types on another to make things work? Or using an enlarger lens less known or supposedly not to work well with a specific negative size but it still works okay? Please share some low cost - big gain experiences!
My recent blog post and summarized feedback on the Leica S007 after using it for over a year, including my recent trip to Iceland with behind the scene photos. This review is mainly based on my own personal experience of using this system in combination of a few S lenses in the field. http://www.faran.gallery/blog/2016/7/15/the-harsh-winter-of-iceland You can follow my work on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/farannajafi/ Travel / Architecture: www.faran.gallery Fashion and portraiture: www.faranstudio.com Thanks! Faran
Iv'e been playing around with the S2 on and off since December and finally got to update my page on the Leica S2. Will get some more details and images up in the following weeks. I don't come from the medium format world, but from dSLR though I mostly use M9 these days. So read it with that viewpoint in mind. And feel free to come with suggestions, comments and ideas. leica.overgaard.dk - Thorsten Overgaard's Leica Pages - Leica S2 and Leica S2-P 37.5 MP medium format dSLR in 35mm format size - The Steinway of cameras?
I'm looking to buy a 35mm film scanner with medium format capabilities. Basically i have no idea what is good and whats not. Ive been looking on the net to not much avail. If anyone could give me any advise on good makes and models. Please note i'm basically a novice when it comes to 35mm film up until recently i have been using 120 film. I want to be able to show the perforations in my photos. Also i dont want to spend a terrible amount of money. So any film scanners that high quality good value for money and reliable. Thanks in advance for your help Regards Dave.