I recently managed to get my months of apparently random purchases together into something resembling a darkroom. With an LPL 7700 pro enlarger and a nice El-Nikkor 50mm 2.8 lens, which I got from a very helpful APUGer, I set up with trays and a safe light and everything in my bathroom. I managed to make my first few prints. Being pretty new at this and of course making some mistakes - Times I've put paper under the enlarger without turning the lamp off after focusing: 3. So, I have some questions. The LPL 7700 Pro is made to suit 35mm up to 6x7, which is pretty useful because I have a 6x6 camera. The glass universal negative carrier's been easy to handle, but after attaching the 50mm lens the size I can enlarge a 35mm negative to seems rather small. I've made sure the head is configured correctly, removing one of the condensor elements as the instructions suggest, and moving the lamp back further in the head. I move the head until I get the desired size, but focus only seems to exist up to around a standard 6x4" size. Moving the bellow so that the lens is further away from the negative only seems to make it more out of focus, and the best I can do is have the bellows contracted completey. I find myself stopping down the lens as far as it will go in an effort to get better sharpness, but my results so far just sort of...suck. Am I missing something, or is it just not possible to make larger prints with this specific enlarger? My guess was that since it was made to suit a wide size of formats, 35mm is limited, but I am a little dissapointed.