I shimmed thin aluminum tape under the back of the removable lower plate at the neg stage and then one tiny piece under the left side of the lensboard mount. The Z axis or main column was consistent throughout the full travel so I figured setting the neg stage to the baseboard would be best and it was. The lens stage was about 2mm to the right at full extension using a Versalab Parallel so that was an easy fix with the tiny shim.
Originally Posted by Patrick Robert James
I will print with it next week but so far, it looks really good, the laser going out 1-1.5mm off center at most. That is immensely better than I ever got with my 45MX. I'm sure brand new would be dead on or at least close to it, but that's 4 grand.
Despite what many say about this enlarger not being adjustable, there are actually several really good places to shim it. All the bolts are properly torqued and it is not going to move so I think I am in good shape!
I do have a question though. On the VCCE head is it normal for the filter pack to still be partially visable through the light path when in focus mode? When I was inspecting / cleaning the module, I noticed this, mostly the ND filter covering about 1/3rd.
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