Hello I am a new subscriber to Apug and also a new photographer, I have a question about setting up this enlarger to focus properly with the EL Nikkor 50mm F2.8N lens and 35mm format film negs. So far I find it very difficult or what seems to be logically wrong. To sum up my adjustments- easel to lens stage height is 21 inches, which is a 4 on the column scale- bellows adjustment reference scale is set to 14, which is all the way up. What this does is cause the focusing to be done with the bellows fully compressed with not even the slightest bit of room to adjust. In my opinion the image should be at its sharpest focus with the bellows centered, and room to move on either side. Not jammed tight in a compressed state, however in this state of max compression of the bellows the image is focused. Seems wrong but i am just trying to make my first print and getting familiar with my enlarger. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.