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    Durst M370 Enlarger Negative Holder

    Hello,

    First time post for me - have been able to get tons of advice from here so thank you for that.

    I have a Durst M370 englarger - my first.

    First question where and how can I buy a second 35mm negative carrier so I can print with a black border. Tried to make one but the light got in and it messed with the light readings etc. I want to buy a second one and file the edges back to make it larger.

    Secondly if I was to upgrade my enlarger what would your advice be - make & brand etc. My enlarger only has a 75w bulb does more light make a big difference?

    Many thanks in advance for your time and help - what an incredible place!

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkey01
    First question where and how can I buy a second 35mm negative carrier so I can print with a black border. Tried to make one but the light got in and it messed with the light readings etc. I want to buy a second one and file the edges back to make it larger.
    Not a good idea, if you ask me. Black borders are usually made by placing a cardboard of appropriate size over the photographic paper (to cover the central portion of the image) and exposing the uncovered border to white light (best if done with the enlarger itself after removing the negative).

    Secondly if I was to upgrade my enlarger what would your advice be - make & brand etc. My enlarger only has a 75w bulb does more light make a big difference?
    No, unless you're switching to a bigger format.

    The M370 is an excellent enlarger, and it's even expandable to 6x6. If I was you, I'd stick with it.

    Cheers - M.
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    thankyou Marco was trying to be clever with an Italian reply and fudged it!!

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    Nevermind!
    I know a chap who does excellent portraits. The chap is a camera.
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