How to align a Meopta Opemus 6

Discussion in 'Enlarging' started by Henry Alive, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. Henry Alive

    Henry Alive Subscriber

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    Hello everybody. I have a Meopta Opemus 6, but I am having problems with the alignment since the image on the easel is not a perfect rectangle. I would like to know if someone has had this problem and how it was solved.
    Adicionally, I have read that there is a device called Versalab Parallel (http://www.versalab.com/server/photo/products/parallel.htm) that looks interesting, even though it is expensive. Can you give me some advice?
    Thank you.
    Henry.
     
  2. FrankB

    FrankB Member

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    Hi Henry,

    I did a few searches on the forums and came back with the following threads which may be of use. In particular the first thread listed has details of a simple but effective technique reported by Tom Stanworth. Also worth noting are Les McLean's notes on the Versalab Parallel in the second thread.

    http://www.apug.org/forums/showthread.php?t=6278
    http://www.apug.org/forums/showthread.php?t=4517
    http://www.apug.org/forums/showthread.php?t=5099
    http://www.apug.org/forums/showthread.php?t=5669
    http://www.apug.org/forums/showthread.php?t=11067
    http://www.apug.org/forums/showthread.php?t=14539

    Hope this helps,

    Frank
     
  3. David H. Bebbington

    David H. Bebbington Inactive

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    At the risk of stating the obvious - have you checked that the rotating head control is in the zero position? There should be a pointer on the head and a scale on the forward-pointing face of the column - to rotate the head, loosen the handwheel on the bracket that runs on the enlarger column.

    Regards,

    David
     
  4. Peter Black

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    To carry on from David's question, are you sure the condensers are seated properly? (if it is that kind of head), no problem with the lens mount not seated properly? and no problem caused by the sliders on the negative carrier? Apologies if these are just too obvious.
     
  5. Ole

    Ole Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Funny - my Opemus 6 has been dragged around, dismantled, brought into a public darkroom for a printing class, partially dismantled, carried home, set up, moved, moved again, and used for 30 years - but has never been out of alignment.
     
  6. Henry Alive

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    Hello everybody:
    I want to thank all ypur comments. I think I will buy a Versalab Parallel for Christmas, and I will tell you how this divice work. Thanks again,
    Henry