Enlarged 35mm Proof System
Enlarging 35mm Proofs
Here's a complete system for enlarging 35mm proofs:
This Beseler style carrier projects six 35mm proofs (1-3/4 x 2-5/8") onto 8x10.
With 11x14 paper you'll get six 2-7/8 x 4-1/4" proofs per sheet.
Use the unexposed area between pictures for notations, catalog numbers, etc.
The carrier is 8-3/8" diameter high density tempered hardboard.
The indexing pins on the underside (not shown) are 6-13/16" across the diagonal.
It fits into any enlarger having a baseplate opening of at least 6-13/16" diameter.
To my knowledge, this also includes the 4x5 D series Omega enlargers.
For even bigger images, enlarge them onto strips cut from 8x10 or 11x14 paper.
The smaller easel is for 2-11/16" wide by 10" or 11" long paper.
( 3 strips from 8x10", or 5 strips from 11x14")
The larger easel is for 3-1/2" wide by 14" long paper (3 strips from 11x14")
Made of tempered hardboard and cherry wood, they're classy looking and easy to use.
$43.50 for the Multi 35 negative carrier (+ shipping)
$19.50 for the smaller easel, $23.50 for the larger easel (+ shipping).
Dibbbss... and I have the money... THis fits the Bessler 45m I assume since the carier is that "style"..
Done if that is the case!
Last edited by vpwphoto; 12-09-2011 at 10:41 PM. Click to view previous post history.
For those folks with Omega and other enlargers, heres how to decide if it'll fit...
Will it fit your Omega?
The first question is:
? What is the diameter of the hole in the plate supporting your negative carrier?
The indexing pins are about 6-13/16 inches across the corners.
Thus, the hole in base plate on your enlarger must be at least that large.
Beseler uses these pins to center the negative carrier over the lens
This makes it easy to rotate the negative when composing the print.
If I eliminate the indexing pins (which I could do), aligning the carrier in your enlarger would be a bit "imprecise".
The next question is:
What is the diameter of the illuminated circle of your enlarger?
My 4x5 beseler lamp house has a 6-1/2 inch diameter light source.
The distance across the corners of the cut-outs in my carrier is 6 inches.
If your enlarger lamp can sit over at least an 6 inch circle, it'll work.
The upper and lower surfaces of the carrier are flat, so light leaks are minimal.
Remember, this is like enlarging a 4x5 negative, so an appropriate lens is needed.
If you're uncertain, send me a couple of digi-snaps, and we'll see what it takes to make one fit.
Rienhold, looks like the carrier holds nine 35 negatives (three strips of 3) and yet you say it is producing only six proofs. What am I missing? Thank you, Bill Barber
I can't believe that my dyslexia is that far davanced...
Bill, you are absolutly correct.
They say a photo tells the truth.
The truth is out.
Nine it is.
I my fingers lied.
Not even a spell checker can help me anymore.
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Will your Proofer fit Beselar 3 C?
To check if it'll fit your enlarger;
Print-out the attached 1:1 full scale .pdf drawing and slip it into your enlarger.
Your enlarger should meet these requirements:
...should have a 6" diameter minimum illuminated area.
The Negative Support Stage:
... should have a clear 6-13/16" diameter (minimum) opening below the negative stage.
This lets the index pins align the negative carrier under the lamphouse.
If your negative stage opening is some other shape or dimension, (but at least 4-1/2" square), removing the index pins is an option.
... I can remove the index pins, but aligning the carrier would entail sliding it into place visually.
Not quite as convenient, but workable.
More of 'em are in the works...
Carrying the project even further...
...On the drawing board...
Is a version for Omega D series (4x5) enlargers having baseplates like the one in the photo.
By next week, I should be able to offer Multi 35 negative carriers for Omega D series for sale.
Yep, I have an Omega Super D enlarger - let me know when you have one of these made! Thanks Reinhold
Nice thing you have, there, Reinhold.
Another quick and poor man's version, if you have 4x5, you can line up 3 strips side by side - sprocket holes will overlap, in a 4x5 carrier, standard 4x5 lens. It's a bit sloppy, and the negs aren't held quite as flat (I stop down 3 stops), but I make all of my 35mm "contacts" this way, four sheets of 8x10 makes 36 exposures. Worth trying if you have 4x5 gear.