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    Cool enlarger trick...

    When the enlarger is correctly focused, I can raise the head a little and re-focus and the image is smaller. As I keep raising the enlarger head, and re-focusing the image, and the sharp, projected image keeps getting smaller and smaller!!!

    I have a simple diagram that shows how it works, can anyone figure it out before I post it?

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    Beats me! My image gets larger when I raise the head. Refocusing does make it a little smaller, but not as small as it was with the head lower.
    Maybe somethings wrong with your enlarger - got the lens upside down?
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    If you extend the bellows, the image gets smaller. If you compress the bellows the image gets larger. As a hypothetical example: if your film plane and easel are placed to give say a 200% enlargement and focused for sharpness of image; if you extend your lens towards the easel, it will come in to focus again at 50% size. Easy to do with a long bellows such as on a process camera, but a much more restricted range on an enlarger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ic-racer View Post
    can anyone figure it out before I post it?

    Yes. You have the enlarger upside down!



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    "People who say things won't work are a dime a dozen. People who figure out how to make things work are worth a fortune" - Dave Rat.

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    Steve's answer is more thought provoking and I love it.
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    Why are there no speaker jacks on a stereo camera?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    Yes. You have the enlarger upside down!



    Steve.
    Thats actually pretty close ...

    Can anyone be more specific?

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    Projecting onto the ceiling then?
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    are you moving the easel, too? or just the enlarger head?

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    I haven't a clue, but I'll bet Mr. Brunner could figure it out using 5 pounds of sausage.
    Last edited by Frank Szabo; 11-01-2008 at 12:45 AM. Click to view previous post history.
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    Are you switching to longer focal length lenses?

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