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    Focus extensions

    Hi, I was just wondering if anybody has attempted to make a focus extension themselves?

    I would really like one, but $131 for one is bit steep to me, esp since, it seems to be just a flexible wire that attaches to the fine focus knob with another knob on the other end.

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    With some knobs you can wrap a loop of cord around the stem of the knob and just pull on the loop (like with window blinds).
    Matt

    “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

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    Dear mauren,

    A visit to McMaster.com and you could put something together for about half that. Still not cheap though.

    Neal Wydra

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    You can find those flexible springy things at a store that sells telescopes and figure out how to adapt it to your enlarger.
    Keith Pitman
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    Dear mouren;
    I made a six and three foot flexible focusing rods for my 23CllXL for use when I make very large to mural size prints on a hanging easel and I used old outboard motor shift cables I got for free from the boat shop that services my outboard engine. They are a little more flexible than the ones that came with my 45VXL.
    Denise Libby



 

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