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    Beseler universal color head (condenser). the one that looks like comes with the enlarger.

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    I was referring to the bulb itself - if it is the wrong bulb or is out of position vertically, then the condensers aren't able to do their job properly.
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    Is the lens mounted on the board properly? On my LPL the lens mounts into a sort of cup-shaped thing and sometimes a lens works better if it's mounted with the cup inverted into the enlarger or sometimes better if it's sticking out like a bump. I use an 80mm for up to 6x9 so I'd be surprised if a 75mm can't do 6x6.
    But double check it is 75mm as a standard 50mm lens does what you're talking about.
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    I had the same problem printing 2 1/4 with the Nikkor 75 on that enlarger. Everyone says that the lens should work, but in the end I found that shifting to an 80mm Rodenstock was the only way I could find to fix it. There should be a solution for you, but if you don't want to fight the machine, try a slightly longer lens - if you are still able to get to 16x20.

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    You don't have a mask in the filter drawer or under the condenser, I assume? My 75mm Hoya does 6x6 on a Beseler without trouble, so I think it is either the lens having a coverage limit, or something in the light path.
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    hi all,
    thanks for your help. light source is 150 w light bulb and is positioned correctly. lens is mounted correctly. no mask in filter drawer. can anyone else confirm 75 mm won't work for 6x6 on beseler 45 mcrx?

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    Yes. Actually, 75mm will work if you don't mind the edges falling off.

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    so will 80 definitely work or do I need to go longer than that? thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedeuk View Post
    so will 80 definitely work or do I need to go longer than that? thanks.
    Yes, 80mm. If that still gives light falloff then the lens is not the problem.

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    excellent I'll be renting one tomorrow. if it works than I'll be in the market to buy one and sell my 75. thanks everyone.

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