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david b
03-21-2006, 07:09 PM
I have an Omega D5 enlarger and I am wondering if there is a "factory" xpan negative carrier for it?

I've made a negative carrier for the Beseler enlarger I use but I am looking for one for the D5.


03-21-2006, 11:03 PM
The only factory Xpan carrier I know of is the Beseler one. Which is one reason why I ended up getting a Beseler 45M*** enlarger when I went shopping for a 4x5 enlarger. That and I already had a 23C so my lensboards would interchange.

03-21-2006, 11:20 PM
I'm in the same boat. Got one for the Bessler and made the other.

david b
03-21-2006, 11:27 PM
I guess I will be filing out an Omega 35mm neg carrier. No big deal.

03-22-2006, 12:24 AM
David, KHB Photografix (http://www.khbphotografix.com/omega/) sells an omega negative carrier for the xpan format:
#423-399 Hasselblad Xpan format (25x65mm)
or if you have a 4x5 glass carrier you can use that, though you've probably thought of that.

david b
03-22-2006, 12:51 AM
Thanks Cameron.

I think I have a glass carrier but I have to check and all of my stuff is in boxes as I am moving. (But I will be building a darkroom in two weeks as well as a studio.)

03-22-2006, 01:20 AM
;) Good luck with the move and setting up !

david b
03-22-2006, 01:32 AM
Thanks Cameron.

I am really looking forward to having my own darkroom and studio. I can't wait for the late nights in the darkroom.

03-22-2006, 01:38 AM
Just knocked my schedule out of whack the last two days printing till 8 am , when the sun comes my printing is done. Ah, but the darkness and music are great! Who needs sleep anyway?

david b
03-22-2006, 01:53 AM
Man, I cannot wait.

Although the plumbing bill is gigantic, it will be worth it.

I'll be setting up an IPOD sound system sound I will have 2.6 days of music waiting.

03-22-2006, 12:32 PM
David, again we are in the same boat. My new space is almost there. All they have left is a bit of flooring and some paint. Brand new darkroom 2 rooms one for production the second is dark with independant stainless sinks for silver and alt. (460 sq ft) My first studio and home mixed with some really cool structural features. It has only taken about a year to get this far and we are only a couple weeks away. Course another delay and I think I'll lose my mind but what the heck there was'nt much there in the first place!

07-19-2006, 12:20 PM
I just finished making a neg carrier for a customers Durst 1200 enlarger. He did not want the springs in it like the original and I have not got my anodizing tank set up yet so it is bare aluminum. That inside chamfer on the side opposite the neg stage was a bear.

Barry Young
Young Camera Company

david b
07-19-2006, 12:23 PM
I just made one for myself for my Saunders 4550 enlarger. Yes it was a huge pain in the rear. :o

David Brown
07-19-2006, 01:18 PM
I guess I will be filing out an Omega 35mm neg carrier. No big deal.


I don't have an Xpan, I have a Russian Horizon. There is no carrier for it: 24x56 (or so). I bought a 35mm carrier for $15 on ebay and enlarged the opening for the Horizon's negs. Granted, I have a small home shop (drill press, etc.) and can use a few tools, but it isn't hard and took me, maybe, 30 minutes.

Drill out the bulk of the waste, cut the square corners with a hack saw (or hack saw blade in a jig saw) and file the edges to clean it up. Easy! ;)

(the other David B.)

david b
07-19-2006, 01:23 PM
Well I did it all with hand tools, twice. It took me longer than 30 minutes but now it is done.

Also, I have decided to use a masked off 4x5 glass carrier for my new enlarger. Yeah, it's expensive but I'd rather do it this way.

Richard Wasserman
07-19-2006, 01:43 PM
Barry, it looks very nice!!

Richard Wassermna

07-19-2006, 06:04 PM
Thank you Richard.


11-12-2006, 02:14 AM
As I'm planning on getting an Xpan camera soon, I needed an Xpan negative carrier for my Beseler 23C enlarger. But Beseler doesn't make one.
No problem, I bought a standard 35mm negative carrier off of ebay (8053) for $10 and sent it to SK Grimes. For $65 they machined it out to 24mm x 65mm. They did a super job!

This is cheap considering that the Beseler 4x5 Xpan carrier is $170 from B&H!


Any enlarger that can do 6x7 and that has a 35mm negative carrier can be modified in this way to handle Xpan negatives.

11-12-2006, 11:35 AM
In Europe Dunco is making panorama negative carriers for their (6x7cm) enlargers.
Standard 24x65mm p/n 6958 or p/n 6959 (with AN glas). The last one also works perfect for Horizon 202 negatives 24X58mm.


03-02-2007, 01:32 PM
Kaiser do also have an panoramic negative carrier