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    i have both, and am not partial one to the other.
    the glass carriers are useful, but glassless is easy ..
    sometimes i remove the glassless carrier in the durst
    and just stick a piece of glass in there ( with an image on it ) and print that .
    it makes it easy to do fun stuff when you can remove a big carrier.
    silver magnets, trickle tanks sold
    artwork often times sold for charity
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    Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
    Glass or glassless neg carrier? I would go for glassless every time.
    I make all my negative carriers with only one glass: the top glass.

    A negative placed in an enlarger in the conventional way, emulsion side down and held along its edges, will "pop" when the heat from the lamphouse hits it. But it will pop upwards. In effect the negative flattens itself against the top glass. By omitting the bottom glass two dust collecting surfaces are eliminated. In my darkroom the top glass is never turned over once the underside, the side touching the negative, is dead clean. Dust does not fall upwards. The top surface of the glass is checked in the enlarger beam and any specks are brushed off immediately before putting the carrier in the enlarger.
    Photography, the word itself, invented and defined by its author Sir John.F.W.Herschel, 14 March 1839 at the Royal Society, Somerset House, London. Quote "...Photography or the application of the Chemical rays of light to the purpose of pictorial representation,..". unquote.

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    Glass.
    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

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    Glass every time for me in all formats. And I use glass on the bottom even with 35mm. I don't use anti-newton ring glass in my carriers. I don't have problems with dust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael R 1974 View Post
    Glass every time for me in all formats. And I use glass on the bottom even with 35mm. I don't use anti-newton ring glass in my carriers. I don't have problems with dust.
    Michael,

    Just regular, thin-ish glass? Or something like 1/8 window glass? I considered rigging up something with window glass but I have seen Newtons Rings before, although not in this context. So I went with the carrier. (Dammit, I'm worth it )

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    It depends. The bigger the enlargement, the flatter the film needs to be. Low magnification enlargements are fine with a glassless. High magnification enlargements need a glass carrier. You don't have much of a choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by semi-ambivalent View Post
    Michael,

    Just regular, thin-ish glass? Or something like 1/8 window glass? I considered rigging up something with window glass but I have seen Newtons Rings before, although not in this context. So I went with the carrier. (Dammit, I'm worth it )

    s-a
    I'm OCD about stuff (and I enjoy the projects) so I've worked on my own carriers over the years, solving enlarging problems as I go. I start with empty Saunders carriers for my enlarger and go from there. My latest version is for 35mm and is pretty over-the-top. I had Schneider cut the top and bottom glasses from Multi-Coated glass out of two B+W clear filters . This carrier is also to print 35mm with masks. The glass is 2mm thick.

    It is possible the coated glass is also reducing Newton Ring problems. Some say yes, some say no. Either way, my fail-safe to eradicate Newton Rings is a sheet of unexposed, undeveloped, fully fixed TXP placed between the top glass and negative. Light loss is .5 stops. However with a glass carrier I'm printing at wider apertures anyway so who cares.

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    What is the procedure you guys are using to clean glass carriers? I have AN glass coming for my 6x6...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PKM-25 View Post
    What is the procedure you guys are using to clean glass carriers?
    http://fpointinc.com/cleaning.htm

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    You should buy an Aircraft Carrier instead.
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    "The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera."— Dorothea Lange
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