I was going to ad...Use an old piece of paper to put the focuser on and do not focus on the easel. Paper is thicker than film grain so have some in there for the test focus then put your real paper in after not touching the enlarger bellows.....also, focus at your desired f-stop if possible. Grain that is sharp at the widest aperture is not sharp at smaller apertures. It may be minimal but it is not the same. It does make a difference if you are shooting 120 film and going up to a 16x16 or 16x20 print size. Or do the reverse and focus a neg at f16 or f22 and get the grain tack sharp then open up to the widest aperture and check the grain. It will be different.
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