Quote Originally Posted by lee
I might be temped to add temporary weight to the lamp head and see if that caused the negs to lie flatter. Like one or two of those pellet bags draftsman have.

The problem is with the thick 35mm film. It curls in the middle. I know i can stop down the lens and that does help some, but it makes the exposures long and I still get the slight but noticeable distortion of any straight lines at the very edges of the frame. I just really like seeing crisp grain all across the print, not localized at the middle. I probably need to just be a little less - well, anal, but hey, I know what I like...