Fujimoto G70 enlarger

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  1. Jennyann

    Jennyann Member

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    I just spent my first session colour printing with a Fujimoto G70 colour enlarger and much to my suprise I have managed a reasonable print lol. However there are one or two points I am unsure of and would like help with if possible.

    1. I used the standard test strip method of determining the exposure because the densomiter on the enlarger seems way off; giving an exposure of about three times what is required.

    2. There are three control knobs and a small lever on the base which are covered with a removable plastic cover. The lever is labelled LP and NP and U have no idea what this does. The three knobs are labelled Y M and D. I assume the first two are for the filtration and adjusting them causes the filter indicator lamps on the side of the enlarger to change, I think the knob marked D is for the density and is for calibrating the densometer but turning it seems to have little effect. The dial in filtration is on the head and I am okay with that control.

    3. I am using a Paterson Orbital Processor but have noticed that if I mix up about 200ml of developer and process my test strips in the mix the colour and development deteriorates for each one. Of course I can use the 55ml recommended and use it as a one shot developer process but if I have to do a lot of test strips to get the print right it would work out expensive.

    Finally if there is anyone out there who has an instruction manuel for the Fujimoto G70 I would glady purchase it from them or a copy..

    Thank you for any help you can give me.

    Jenny
     
  2. bogeyes

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    Hello, I have a Fujimoto G70 manual somewhere, If you email me at wustyscrews@aol.com I will see if I can scan the manual and email the pages to you. Oldtimer cameras in the UK will have a photocopied manual to sell you if you want to buy one. If I remember correctly there is a manual for the enlarger without the computer in the baseboard and a manual just for the computer. I have the enlarger in my darkroom gathering dust, I'm sure if my Durst ac707 ever breaks I may have to use it. Pity the Fujimoto does not have a glass neg. holder it would be right up there with the best. I will start looking for what I have and with luck I should have something for you soon, good luck bogeyes
     
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    G70 on CD

    Hello Jenny, I now have the Fujimoto G70 manual scanned onto a cd, let me know if you still want a copy. Tried to email it to you but it keeps coming back undelivered. Still burning the midnight oil, Bogeyes
     
  4. Jennyann

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    Hello Bogeyes,

    I am so sorry I am late in replying to your message. I have been so busy updating my website and just have not had time to read the club messages.

    Yes I do still want the manual very much and appreciate your very kind offer to send it to me. I have left you a PM with my address and e-mail address.
    Thank you so much
    Jenny.
     
  5. Jennyann

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    Thanks for manual for the enlarger, it came today. I may have some idea of what I am doing now lol.

    Once again thanks for your assistance. I will let you know how I get on with the colour enlarging and scan and post a sample.

    Jenny
     
  6. bogeyes

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    Jenny, glad to be of help, bogeyes
     
  7. salvatordarling

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    Manuals...

    Oh, man. I just bought a Fujimoto G70 off a guy on Ebay. I don't have the manual either, and I don't have a clue how to work all the little bits on it. I mean, I'm familiar with a basic enlarger, but this has all sorts of crazy stuff on it that I don't understand. Can anyone help me out?

    Mark
     
  8. webworker

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    Yet another Fujimoto G70 manual required

    I have happily used my G70 for both B/W and colour printing for some time, but I want to sell it soon. (Moving house)

    I'd really like to provide a purchaser with a manual but I've only got a general spec sheet for a VR-70. I've not needed more, but a buyer might, and in any case, it's reassuring to get a complete package rather than a piece of kit with no manual.

    If anyone can help me with this I'd be very grateful.

    I don't want to presume that the member to who has kindly done this already has the time to repeat the process for a newbie to this forum. Also, being a new member to this forum, I'm not sure how members exchange such information.

    Anyone care to help me over this please?
     
  9. bogeyes

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    Helllo webworker, emailed the manual to you, did you get it?
     
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    fujimotot manual g70

    hi,im steven and i have the g70 and i also dont have a full manual,if anyone can help out that would be great,i just dont want to get rid of my 35mm film cams,,to mant good memories,,ok thnx if anyone can help,,,,,stevenpotter57@yahoo.com
     
  11. ickball

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    i would like to know if anyone has a full manual for the g70 fujimoto enlarger?i would appreciate help in this soo much, thnx stevenpotter57@yahoo.com
     
  12. Sam Sudrajat

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    Hello... I just bought a Fujimoto G70 enlarger, I believe it's the same with the one own's by Jenny.
    It has a color analyzer on the base.
    All cables connections still okay, except:
    Q1) there is no cable on "Foot SW" (Foot swictch?).
    I have check all condition, all looks fine, except:
    Q2) the inner lever of "Filter In - Filter Out" - the spring attach one end to the body, the other end loose - where should this other end attached to?

    Q3) How to switch on the ligth? using color analyzer ? and is there a built in electric timer?

    Q4) Would be so happy if anyone can help me with the Manual... I have search many times but no manual for Fujimoto G70 on the internet.

    Thank you very much,

    Warm regards,

    Sam (Indonesia).
     
  13. antoniopereira

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    Hello
    I'm from Portugal. I have the Fujimoto G70 Dichro Enlarger but i don't have the instructions manual. I will be grateful if someone could send me a copy of the manual.
    Thank you
    Antonio Pereira
     
  14. hoffy

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    Howdy All,

    I might be able to help. I have the manual for a Fujimoto enlarger, but I am not 100% sure which one it is. It might have to wait a few days, but I will look on the weekend, scan and post if it is indeed the right one

    Cheers
     
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    NP=Negative, LP=Slides U=B&W.
    The three knobs are indeed Yellow, Magenta and Density. The Density control works with the probe that plugs into the front of the base near the knobs. There are red and green LEDs in the probe and a small circle for the light sensor. Place the sensor in the brightest area of the projected image to get your light reading.

    Make a good color print FIRST. Then using the Y and M knobs, adjust for all 4 arrows on the enlarger head to be ON. Place the probe in the brightest area and adjust D for BOTH LEDs in the probe to be ON.

    That's it! Easy!.