Old 09-05-2018   #681
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Beautiful Deardorff38! Is the color effect from the scanner?


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Old 09-05-2018   #682
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Beautiful Deardorff38! Is the color effect from the scanner?


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Erik it is an Iphone photo of a print, so it must be the out of view light. I don't have or use a scanner.
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Old 09-05-2018   #683
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An iPhone is also some sort of scanner. Great picture, wonderful light.


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Old 09-10-2018   #684
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print from 120 Fuji Acros. Foma Variant iii. Fuji GW680iii. A negative i hadn't printed before. 12"x16" / 30cm x 40cm.
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Old 09-13-2018   #685
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Old 09-15-2018   #686
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Old 09-16-2018   #688
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Old 09-17-2018   #689
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Old 09-18-2018   #690
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Old 10-15-2018   #691
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Old 10-16-2018   #692
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I need to work on scanning prints now, this looks much nicer in the hand, but it is what it is.

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Old 10-20-2018   #693
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Old 10-21-2018   #694
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Old 10-21-2018   #695
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Great prints, Joe! Beautiful tonality.

What kind of enlarger do you use?

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Great prints, Joe! Beautiful tonality.

What kind of enlarger do you use?

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Thank you Erik! They have more detail in the shadows in person- shoddy cell phone photo. Big fan of the Pan F/Rodinal combo lately. I use a Focomat Ic with the 50/2.8 Nikkor.
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Old 10-21-2018   #697
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Thank you Erik! They have more detail in the shadows in person- shoddy cell phone photo. Big fan of the Pan F/Rodinal combo lately. I use a Focomat Ic with the 50/2.8 Nikkor.

Great machine, I learned enlarging on a Ic.
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Old 10-24-2018   #698
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Here are some decent scans.. excuse the strange scanner glass artifacts. need to get a new flatbed (epson v200 is getting a tad tired). These were done on a Focomat IIc.

Fujica GS645W, Ilford HP5+, D76 1+1, Ilford Multigrade MGIV RC Pearl 8x10, Dektol.

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Old 10-25-2018   #700
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Great print, PRJ. Is this with a prewar Focomat?


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Great print, PRJ. Is this with a prewar Focomat?

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Thanks Eric.

I am not sure when it was made, but I think it was at the brink of the changeover from the 1a to the 1c. The lens that came on it was an Elmar from 1951 (I think?). Been a while. Whatever year it was when i looked it up was right before or after the 1c came out. Not a bad little enlarger. I picked it up for a dollar plus some shipping. I mainly use it for proof prints. Mostly 5x7 quickies. I think I get some light falloff which I am just noticing. If you have any ideas on that I am all ears....
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I know that there were Elmars for enlargers in those years, soon to be replaced by Focotars (50mm f/4.5). Does your enlarger have an anti-Newton disk (to prevent Newton-rings)?

Maybe the light falloff is caused by a wrong bulb. Is there also light falloff when you stop down to f/8?

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I know that there were Elmars for enlargers in those years, soon to be replaced by Focotars (50mm f/4.5). Does your enlarger have an anti-Newton disk (to prevent Newton-rings)?

Maybe the light falloff is caused by a wrong bulb. Is there also light falloff when you stop down to f/8?

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The bulb I have in there is yanked all the way to the top. I think it is a standard Eiko ph211. My neg carrier is a custom jobbie with coated glass on the bottom and anti newton glass on top. The condenser sits on the anti newton glass.

I suspect it may be the bulb which isn't the super short necked original bulb. I have been thiniking about it over the last few days and i think I am going to put a diffusion disk on top of the condenser tube housing thingy where the locking ring is, then put a reflector type bulb in there and see how that works.

I do remember when i move around the bulb I can see it change on the easel.

I have a Saunders 4x5 so it isn't that big a deal.

I've used it with five or six different lenses. Right now I have a Durst Neonon on it. I've also used it with a Fuji EX, Computar DL, the Elmar, Minolta-X Rokkor, Focotar II and a few others. I have a lot of lenses. Lol.

I really only just noticed it because this image needed to be burned on the ends which I've never had to do with other enlargers and this image.


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Old 10-29-2018   #709
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You can order small bulbs for the Valoy enlargers (and Focomat Ic etc.) here:
https://uk.proflamps.com/en/Products...0100160841412/

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You can order small bulbs for the Valoy enlargers (and Focomat Ic etc.) here:
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Thanks for the link Eric. Unfortunately I am in the US and they cost 50 pounds with shipping. Yikes! LOL.

I was just in the darkroom checking this issue out. I think I had what we call over here a brain fart. Lol. I think I was printing that image at f/2.8 which may account for the falloff. I just measured with the enlarging attachment on the Gossen SBC and I am not getting more than perhaps 1/3 of a stop falloff in the corners. That is with the bulb all the way up and all the way down. It didn't make a difference. I cut a piece of white plexi so I'll give that a go when I get a new type of bulb. I'm thinking about putting in an LED bulb and hopefully get more light without resorting to a 150 watt incandescent. Too much heat.
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Thank you.

You get nice results from your enlarger. Do you have a picture of it?

Good idea, trying a LED bulb.


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Thank you.

You get nice results from your enlarger. Do you have a picture of it?

Good idea, trying a LED bulb.


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It is just a standard 1a.

The led bulb + the white plexiglass was a failure. Lol. I think I need to get a different bulb and try it again. The angle was too direct and the head of the bulb was too small.

I have also been thinking about keeping the regular bulb and putting a white lining in the tube. I did some measurments last night and the edges are around 2/10ths under the center. All other enlargers I've used had a fully diffuse light source. I'm thinking that just adding the lining might be perfect. Now I just have to figure what to make it out of. Always something....

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As I make split-grade prints, I need for the soft exposure a filter that produces flat, diffuse light. I found in a CD box some really nice stuff for this: transparant white plastic, like textile fabric, with very fine holes in it so it does not absorb all the light, but diffuse nevertheless almost 100%. Maybe you can find someting like that. I bundle this filter with the 00-Ilford multigrade filter.


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As I make split-grade prints, I need for the soft exposure a filter that produces flat, diffuse light. I found in a CD box some really nice stuff for this: transparant white plastic, like textile fabric, with very fine holes in it so it does not absorb all the light, but diffuse nevertheless almost 100%. Maybe you can find someting like that. I bundle this filter with the 00-Ilford multigrade filter.

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How about cutting a piece of plastic (i.e. a cd case) to the size of the filter and sand it with a fine sanding paper to the point that becomes opaque?
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How about cutting a piece of plastic (i.e. a cd case) to the size of the filter and sand it with a fine sanding paper to the point that becomes opaque?
To be honest, I'm too lazy for that. Joking of course. Maybe that works fine. I did not try it.

I tried thin opaque white plastic from a free plastic bag, works good, but is flimsy. The white stuff from the CD-box is rigid, but 100% diffuse.

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Turns out the tube idea seems to have worked. I haven't printed with it yet, but measuring the light on the easel gives a uniform reading. I used a piece of flexible plastic that was out of an old Powerbook display I replaced. i kept the fresnels and this plastic which was the backing for the LCD. Perfect material for the purpose. I'll have to clean it up to make it perfectly round, but it looks like a winner.

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I switched the bulb in my Valloy II for a Philips LED and it's working well. The ordinary bulb was a 150w one and exposure times were too short. I got a 60W equivalent LED and instead of 6-8 secs at f11 I'm getting around 10 secs at f8, which is fine for me. It's very cool running and the light seems even enough to me. The various MG grades seem achievable although I've not done any careful testing yet.

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