I got my enlarger set up this afternoon and put some negatives in it and projected them onto the easel.
I move the project head up or down to control the size of the image and then use the focus knob to bring it into focus.
My question is, with a 35mm negative and a 50mm lens in the enlarger, the image seems to spill off the easel in one direction and not quite fill the frame in the other.
I can move the head up or down and bring one side, length or width into the boundaries of the easel but the other will either be too large or too small.
Should the aspect ratio of the 35mm negative project perfectly on to an 8x10 easel?
I was really exciting to see the first image come into focus!!! I used the grain focuser to get the focus sharp and that work really good. I hope to be able to actually print tomorrow night.