Cold light 8x10 on smaller negs

Discussion in 'Enlarging' started by herb, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. herb

    herb Member

    Messages:
    376
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2005
    Shooter:
    Medium Format
    I am thinking of getting an 8x10 Beseler- I have a 4x5 condenser Beseler,

    and it would only take a conversion.

    Question: can one do decent 6x9 and 4x5 work on an 8x10 cold light Beseler, or should I hang on to the condenser as well?

    Thanks

    Herb
     
  2. herb

    herb Member

    Messages:
    376
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2005
    Shooter:
    Medium Format
    Small negs from 8x10 cold light enlarger

    Oops

    forgot to mention I do enlarge 8x10 negs

    Herb
     
  3. Loose Gravel

    Loose Gravel Member

    Messages:
    921
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2003
    Location:
    Santa Barbar
    Herb,

    Hang onto the condenser. The coldlight works well with 2 1/4" negs and up, the condenser works well with 4x5 negs and down. Better yet, get another Beseler and have one condenser and one coldlight. Having to change the lamp housings is a pain.