Tony-S wrote in post #12636446
If it's a condenser enlarger, make sure your condenser lenses are properly seated and at the appropriate height above the negative. What enlarger are you using and what film format?
The enlarger was a Besseler 23C II(I believe). Film format was 120. The thing that was most confusing for me was that the enlarger was assigned and only ever used for medium format, as it was clearly labeled across the counter in front of it "MED FORMAT ONLY". Which means it should have been set up at least close to proper 120 setting.
I don't have access to the enlarger now, as the classes have finished. But I will again have access to it in July when my advanced sessions start. The teacher and I are going to stay after on the first day to fix whatever the heck is wrong with it.
TheBurningCrown wrote in post #12636643
So that's where you went
I agree with this and the questions.
Also - are the images sharp all the way across at wide-ish apertures (looking for a flat lens plane)? Obvious question: is there anything obstructing the lens? Does this happen regardless of the film holder used?
The images looked perfectly sharp at f/2.8(as that's what I focus on) and printed perfectly fine at f/11. I didn't attempt to use a different film holder, as I assumed that it shouldn't make a difference as it still vignetted even without a film holder in. Here's a crappy cell phone picture of the one print I didn't fix it on.(I'll scan them tomorrow)
Nope, don't adjust your monitors, and it's not glare. That's how they were printing.
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