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I have a question.

 

I bought a second hand grain focuser from Ebay (Bogen Super Sharp Enlarger Grain Focusing Scope)

I have been using it and I've made two prints using it so far. I've read some things about how to use grain focusers and I have the basic idea.

 

My question is: do they all look like you are looking through a microscope at moving bacteria? In mine I see the grain in the negative, I see the circular target showing that the eyepiece is focused for my eyes and I also see a bunch of what looks like bacteria running around and moving, that's the only way I can describe it.

Is that normal?

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...I also see a bunch of what looks like bacteria running around and moving, that's the only way I can describe it.

Is that normal?

I think that might be dead cells and stuff floating around in your eye. Everyone has those. You also might see them when looking at an overcast sky.

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Not really "reflections" - it's more like stuff floating in the interior of your eye, acting like "sensor dust" in the path of the "virtual image" produced by your magnifier.

 

http://i1.allaboutvision.com/i/conditions-2015/vitreous-detachment-660x587.jpg

 

And it is the most likely cause, especially if "moving."

 

...unless it happens that you processed your film in very hot followed by very cold processing steps, in which case it could be reticulation: http://static.photo.net/attachments/bboard/00H/00HCtq-31034084.jpg

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