I am a new member of this group and have a few questions for you. I have mostly up to now used 35mm and am quite experienced in darkroom work using a Durst M305 condenser with a Nikon 50mm lens.
I have recently bought an M800 enlarger and it is built like a tank! Is it an ok machine? Anyway, I have the standard Unicon 105 condenser and a Unicon 50. Unfortunately, my new medium format camera is 6x6 so really I would need the Unicon 85 and an 80mm lens, I suppose.
I have no medium format lenses at the moment to try. Should I hang on and get 85/ 80mm combination or would a 100mm or 105mm lens make reasonable sized square format enlargements on the baseboard using the 105 condenser I already have?
If I used an 80mm lens with the 105 condenser would I get some problem with vignetting?
Also, the size of multigrade filters I would need for this enlarger cost more than the enlarger cost, I have discovered! Maybe I should just get another enlarger entirely?
I am a little confused about the vignetting because LPL make an enlarger (c6600) which only has 6x6 condensers fitted with no 35mm one available but claim it can be used for 35mm too. Do they mean to use an 80mm lens to do 35mm too?
Thanks in advance