Well, we do host printing parties for my photo group. And I have a great wife who loves photography too.
Originally Posted by photoncatcher
Gad! I just wish I had the space to leave one of my two enlargers up permanently. 10! Gadzooks!
Oh, and given the choice, it would be the Beseler. It Mo' Bigger.
It's a rough life, but someone's got to live it.
Originally Posted by Christopher Walrath
If I had additional carriers for each size, I would semi-permanently (i.e. tape) standard negatives in one of each size, and use them with an enlarging meter to help set up my test print times for each negative I printed.
Also, if I had different types of carriers in the same size (glassless, with glass and the roll carriers) I would keep at least one of each.
If you have more than four carriers of a particular size (one with a standard neg, plus one each for the enlargers) the extras can be dispensed with.
“Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”
Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2
One carrier for each enlarger but masks as follows
Laborator 1200 - 35mm, 6x4.5,6x6,6x9
Modular 70 - 35mm, 6x4.5,6x6
Mind you its a pain using 35mm and 6x6 with the Laborator
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Because the printing times tend to get very long?
Originally Posted by Adrian Twiss
I print 35 and MF with the Laborator 1200 all the time. Not a problem at all if you have the right lenses and swap them out.
"There is a time and place for all things, the difficulty is to use them only in their proper time and places." -- Robert Henri
One glass carrier that is the maximum size for your enlarger is all you need to cover all formats. The question is how many do you want?
"Truth and love are my law and worship. Form and conscience are my manifestation and guide. Nature and peace are my shelter and companions. Order is my attitude. Beauty and perfection are my attack."
- Rob Tyner (1944 - 1991)
Well, I don't have ten (10) enlargers, just the three I set up, plus the two from my original darkroom:
Beseler 23CII and Bogen x-35A (up to 8x10 print size) actually great for contact printing rolls in sleeves.
Still have another D2 and just gave away a D3 a month ago.
In leu of measurements and counts, here's a quick digi snap of my quantity
Unless you plan on taking all that equipment with you when you kick, keep everything. The next owners will be much appreciative to have full setups. Your carriers may not be rare now...but 10,30,65 years down the road they may very well be.
My Durst M600 isn't all that old, ask me how easy it is to find replacements...