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    Stupid Question--645 Neg Carrier for Omega D

    Ok, so I was approved (because of honor student status) to use 120 film and a 645 camera for my photo classes. Problem is, someone at the University of Memphis has apparently disappeared with all of the 645 Negative Carriers. I have looked online and found them to be quite expensive (70.00 used). Does anyone know of an inexpensive source for one or maybe even have one lying around they no longer use? The enlargers we have at the college are Omega and we use glassless sandwich carriers. Any help would be appreciated as right now I am using two pieces of foamcore with taped edges and getting some really gnarly light falloff when I am printing.

    Thanks.

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    Make one out of mat board -- thinner than the foam core -- you can even bevel the edges to reduce blocking part of the image.
    At least with LF landscape, a bad day of photography can still be a good day of exercise.

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    Vaughn's is a very good idea if you can't shell out the money.
    I seen one made for a pano from a Holga made of of scrap black matboard and gaffers tape.

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    Are there any 6x6 carriers? If so, mask one off with some black tape. What model Omega, I'll keep my eyes open for you.
    Rick

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    That might be an idea about masking off a 6X6, we have 6X6 and 6X7, but as the lab monitor said, not many use 645 because there are so many cheap 67 cameras on the market. I think the enlarger is a D5.

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    Check eBay. You can find plenty of Omega D carriers, both the rectangular kind and the round Rapid Shift carriers. My own preference is for the Rapid Shift carriers with glass inserts. If you can't find 645, look for a 6x6, 6x7, or 6x9 glass carrier and make a mask out of black paper.

    Here's a beautiful 6x6 glass carrier--

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Omega-D-Negative...d=p3286.c0.m14

    Here's a set of 5 carriers, glassless I think, with a BIN lower than the price you've quoted for one--

    http://cgi.ebay.com/SET-OF-5-OMEGA-N...d=p3286.c0.m14

    Here's a pile of crap that someone should just throw into the garbage--

    http://cgi.ebay.com/5-OMEGA-NEGATIVE...d=p3286.c0.m14

    Here's a real 645 carrier--

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Omega-D-Series-N...d=p3286.c0.m14

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    Sorry, was posting from my ipod in a moment of frustration while at the University, I am usually much more wordy.. as you can tell from this reply.

    FYI, I was trying to bid on the one you linked to, but they are PayPal only... looks like I am going to have to bite the bullet and set up an account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by photomem View Post
    Sorry, was posting from my ipod in a moment of frustration while at the University, I am usually much more wordy.. as you can tell from this reply.

    FYI, I was trying to bid on the one you linked to, but they are PayPal only... looks like I am going to have to bite the bullet and set up an account.
    Email the seller and askif they will accept a postal money order. I do it all the time, and 99% of them will take it.
    Rick

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    8ply matboard works great as a negative carrier.
    much cheaper than a metal one and faster to make
    than waiting a week for your check to clear and
    item to ship by slow boat to you ...

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    I may be able to help you... Do you know if your enlarger (anyone?) is compatible with the Omega B600?
    I'd love to help out as this site gives so much to me.

    write me directly.

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