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    Dumb question... are medium format enlargers different from normal ones? Because we have an Opemus 6 (i think) thats currently set up for medium format... can you get a 35mm insert and use it for regular film?

    Lack of instruction booklets : annoying.

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    ignore that question. it's way too stupid of course you can

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    If it's an Opemus 6 you can get the manual at

    www.meopta.com

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    One difference would be the lens used. Most of the 35mm-only enlargers I've seen come with a 50mm or so lens. 6x6 would require a longer lens - more like 85mm or so. The longer lens could be used with the 35mm, in fact, some say it's better to use somewhat long lenses, but I don't think the 6x6 could use the shorter 50mm lens successfully.
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    That depends very much on which enlarger.

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    Yup.. i've figured out to use it for 35mm we need to get a 24x36 insert and a 50mm lens... right?

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    If it's a full (there's a sudent) version Opemus 6 (glass neg carrier), you do not need the insert - there are sliding blades to mask the neg.
    The student uses a plastic carrier and there is an insert for it.

    And, of course, a 50mm lens.

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    Thanks for that - I'll check before we go spending money on a carrier

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    you can use the MF setup (and some would argue that you'll get better quality doing so as it will only be using the centre of the lenses capability... debatable) but your enlargement size will be limited to smaller prints, and, I think, you may have longer exposure times (because the neg is further from the paper than if you had a 50mm lens). I've done this on occasion when I have wanted a quicky print from a 35mm neg but couldn't be bothered changing my enlarger to 35mm mode (different condensor, lens, neg carrier masks)

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    Needs a different condensor as well? Crap

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