source for Focomat negative carrier.

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  1. herb

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    I got a Focomat v 35 off ebay. It came with a negative carrier for slides. I suspect I can use it by simply sliding b/w film strips thru a slide holder, i.e the cardboard and make out ok.
    Would rather have the holder designed for film strips, however.

    googling was not particularly productive. Anybody have a good source?
     
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    That looks like the carrier for a Focomat I / Valoy. Does the V35 use the same carrier?

    I'm always astonished at the number of Leitz enlargers that go missing the negative carrier. I can see needing a carrier in a Beseler/Omega 4x5 where the enlargers are used for a half-dozen negative sizes (and carriers are readily available) but a V35 only does 35mm - or do hordes use them for 126 and 16mm?
     
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    That ebay auction is for a 1c

    The v35 holder is hinged. Try giving Leica USA a call - they might still carry them new (for a king's ransom I'm sure)
     
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    Leitz does offer them, one without glass and one with. $172 and $286 respectively.

    I can hope for other sources, or just use the slide holder for a while. Depends on the results.

    then again, might get lucky.
     
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    results will not come close to what the enlarger is capable of delivering. Cardboard slide mounts do not hold the glass flat enough.
     
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    Ok, I gave up and ordered the expensive one.