Omega D5500 with Meduim format film

Discussion in 'Darkroom Equipment' started by ToddB, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. ToddB

    ToddB Member

    Messages:
    1,137
    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2012
    Shooter:
    Medium Format
    Hey guys,

    I'm new here and it's nice to see people still doing photography, film and darkroom printing like myself. I do have a question regarding a Omega D5500 enlarger. I guess this only pertains to other memebers that are familier with this enlarger. The thing that I have to watch close is I have to trim my 120 very close to slide it in the condenser slot. the million dollar question is.. I'm I going about this the correct way?

    Best Regards, ToddB
     
  2. graywolf

    graywolf Member

    Messages:
    168
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2009
    Location:
    Boone, North
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    NO!

    I do not have a D5500, but the film in every enlarger I have ever seen goes into a negative carrier below the head. What you are putting the film in is probably the filter slot. I think you ought to try and get hold of a manual for that D5500. And also pick of a book on Developing Printing and Enlarging from your local library.
     
  3. MattKing

    MattKing Subscriber

    Messages:
    16,793
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2005
    Location:
    Delta, BC, Canada
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
  4. ic-racer

    ic-racer Member

    Messages:
    7,470
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2007
    Location:
    Midwest USA
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I have posted quite a few threads on the care and feeding of the D5500.

    Your question is a little vague.

    I think you might be asking about the fact that when putting negatives in the negative carrier, they can only hang out the front of the carrier. So 6x6cm film needs to be cut in strips no longer than about 4 frames, otherwise the middle frames may not be able to line up with the opening in the negative carrier.