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    WTF is THIS!?!?!?!?!?

    Whilst wandering around Ebay I found THIS and I am wondering how on earth it works . Does it work using reflectance or what?

    Very puzzled

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    The auto-focus Leitz enlargers I've used in the past use a cam to keep the image in focus as the head moves up and down. Perhaps this does too. It sure doesn't use anything high-tech!

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    Well that is interesting ... um I'd be a little scared to have something that looks liek THAT in my darkroom ...

    Certainly not too high tech.

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    The way most auto-focus enlargers work is that you set the focus after loading a negative, then they stay in focus as you change the magnification. That makes it *much* easier to print a full frame, since you don't have to go through the maddening cycles of adjusting head height, adjusting focus, and finding you've overshot *again* -- it usually takes me 5-6 cycles to get close enough to a full frame print, if that's what I'm after.
    Photography has always fascinated me -- as a child, simply for the magic of capturing an image onto glossy paper with a little box, but as an adult because of the unique juxtaposition of science and art -- the physics of optics, the mechanics of the camera, the chemistry of film and developer, alongside the art in seeing, composing, exposing, processing and printing.

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    Looks like you could fill it full of soapy water and check inner tubes for leaks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimgalli
    Looks like you could fill it full of soapy water and check inner tubes for leaks.
    What size of film d'ya think it takes - cos it looks like it could take a truly enormous neg.
    Just right for the Cirkut?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lachlan Young
    Whilst wandering around Ebay I found THIS and I am wondering how on earth it works . Does it work using reflectance or what?

    Very puzzled

    Lachlan
    Must be old. I haven't seen electrical flex like this for years. Reminds me of the way little girls' had plaits in the 1950's before I realised there was a difference.

    pentaxuser

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    Quote Originally Posted by pentaxuser
    Must be old. I haven't seen electrical flex like this for years. Reminds me of the way little girls' had plaits in the 1950's before I realised there was a difference.

    pentaxuser
    You worry me...

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    Maybe that's what happened to AA's horizontal enlarger.

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    Hi Lachlan

    A quick Google tells me that Lancaster cameras were quarter plate (3.25 x 4.25 inches) so presumably the enlarger is as well. No mention of actual size, but the £15 postage seems reasonable if you wanted it!

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