DinosaurioAllie wrote in post #14396686
Super excited. I set everything up all the darkroom equipment and everything works perfectly. The bellows are practically perfect, and the color head is a Dual Dichro S. The color head also projects white light, so I'm assuming I won't even need to work with the color settings.
The magenta and yellow channels control contrast on multigrade papers. If that's what you're using (it's what I recommend) then you don't want white light. If you buy graded papers, then you can use white light.
The enlarger originally had a diffuser set in it, but I took it out and put in the giant lens-looking one. I honestly don't really know what it's called, but the projection was much brighter afterwards.
It's a condenser. It makes it more difficult to control contrast, plus imperfections in the negatives, such as scratches and dust, will be amplified with it. I suggest you stick with the diffuser.
My only concern is that it only came with one lens, which is 24mm. There are boxes for two other lenses, but sadly they're both empty. Does anyone here print their own photos from 120 negatives, if so what focal length do you use?
Hmm. 24mm. Don't think I've ever seen one of those. As a rule, here are the focal lengths of enlarging lenses for different formats:
50mm - 135 film
75mm - 6x4.5 cm
80mm - 6x6 cm
90mm - 6x7 cm
105mm - 6x9 cm
135mm - 4x5"
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