That is the critical alignment.
Originally Posted by tkamiya
Lack of column-to-table alignment on enlargers is common because it is not as critical as film to lens alignment. The service manual for my Omega D5500 recommends using shims if alignment is far out.
I actually made adjustable false tables for each enlarger baseboard to perfect the alignment. But in real-life enlarging, it probably does not make much difference as long as lens to negative alignment is exact.
BTW, you have a very unique enlarger. It has the efficiency of a condenser enlarger and the adjustable filters of a diffusion enlarger. It works by feeding the light source through a fiber optic cable in which the fibers are scrambled. You get efficient transmission of the light and even distribution of the filter coloration.
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