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    enlarged negatives?

    Is there a lab that is making enlarged negatives for contact printing? I am looking for film negatives so I can get the 4x10 negs to 8x20 or larger while not going the route of digital negs.
    Would like to do some 4x5's to 16x20 or so. Some 8x10's to 16x20 and larger.

    Anyone know a lab that is making enlarged negs on film?

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    If you don't want to make them yourself, I think dr5 makes them (www.dr5.com).
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    DR5 only does up to 8x10 IIRC.

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    I make my own. In my gallery is a 5x7 Pt. print of a well in Siena. I shot 120 roll film, enlarged to 4x5 Efke PL 25 M, then enlarged that positive to 5x7. The enlarged positives are always 4x5 'cuz I have a 4x5 enlarger. From there any size neg. that the original image will support is fair game.

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    I'm with deckled edge. Make them in the darkroom. It's not too difficult. As Franklin P Jordan said in a book I have from the 1930's, "I'll give you credit for how dumb you think you are, but even you can learn to make enlarged negatives in one evening."

    Please take no offense to this quaote, itis a quote, and I have proven it true dozens of times.
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    I'm with deckled edge. Make them in the darkroom. It's not too difficult.
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    Is there a published methodology to enlarging negs? Something that outlines step by step procedures, materials and equipment necessary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Osgood View Post
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    Is there a published methodology to enlarging negs? Something that outlines step by step procedures, materials and equipment necessary?
    That's something that will interest me too, a it's on my "to do list". A list that seems to be increasing in length the older that I get.
    Regards Dave.

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    If you google "enlarged negatives" you will find a lot of answers, explaining how to do it.

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    Indeed there are many approaches.

    My own opinion is that it makes good sense to jump one generation or so for contact prints, e.g., 4x5 enlarged to 5x7 or perhaps 8x10. But if you enlarge more than that, you might*** see some fundamental limitations of enlarger optics creeping in and dueling grain. At that point an LVT might be more sensible.

    ***I say "might" to avoid any long flaming arguments.
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    Bruce,
    I have sent you a pdf via email. There is really no current book or publication with which I agree.
    Jim
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