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  1. conrad_hoffman replied to the thread New to Medium Format, Need an Enlarger for B&W Only.

    Y'all are missing the point. There are at least 337 things to be unhappy about on any given day. You can make great images almost...

    Sep 23, 2021 at 10:22 AM
  2. conrad_hoffman replied to the thread New to Medium Format, Need an Enlarger for B&W Only.

    Absolutely get a good one when the opportunity arises, but razor sharp corners do not a good photo make. Often the opposite. We tend to...

    Sep 23, 2021 at 4:39 AM
  3. conrad_hoffman replied to the thread New to Medium Format, Need an Enlarger for B&W Only.

    The El-Omegar is a low end lens, but no worse than many other simpler designs. You can certainly make good prints with it. That depends...

    Sep 22, 2021 at 8:35 PM
  4. conrad_hoffman replied to the thread Metering Blacktop.

    @rodeo_joe|1 - Hey, nothing but the greatest respect here. We fossils have to stick together. As for our blacktop, this is the...

    Sep 21, 2021 at 7:16 PM
  5. conrad_hoffman liked danac's post in the thread New to Medium Format, Need an Enlarger for B&W Only.

    I have a friend in town who has over 100 very nice old cameras. He also has a Beseler 23C II (the blue one) that he let me borrow today....

    Sep 21, 2021 at 10:45 AM
  6. conrad_hoffman replied to the thread New to Medium Format, Need an Enlarger for B&W Only.

    A 6x6 will work, even better if you mask it off with some black paper. I've many an "emergency" carrier out of anything flat that I...

    Sep 21, 2021 at 10:42 AM
  7. conrad_hoffman replied to the thread New to Medium Format, Need an Enlarger for B&W Only.

    That's a tough one because it leave out a lot of decent enlargers if you don't need 6x7. Definitely look into the cameras though because...

    Sep 20, 2021 at 7:11 PM
  8. conrad_hoffman replied to the thread Don't ever you lose your Photoshop serial number.....

    Don't know if it's a better idea but I like Affinity.

    Sep 20, 2021 at 12:58 PM
  9. conrad_hoffman replied to the thread New to Medium Format, Need an Enlarger for B&W Only.

    Hey, I learned to print using an old filmstrip projector, though I did graduate to a mail-order Printz enlarger soon after. Anybody...

    Sep 20, 2021 at 12:49 PM
  10. conrad_hoffman replied to the thread New to Medium Format, Need an Enlarger for B&W Only.

    I like to say that every enlarger the world will ever need has already been produced, and then some. They have near zero value these...

    Sep 20, 2021 at 11:20 AM
  11. conrad_hoffman replied to the thread Metering Blacktop.

    But like many gurus, mystics and wise men on top of the mountain, his questions probably have no answers. :-) I've seen blacktop in just...

    Sep 20, 2021 at 11:10 AM
  12. conrad_hoffman liked Sandy Vongries's post in the thread Eggs and / or Balls.

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