Focomat 1C and 4x4/superslide enlargement

Discussion in 'Leica and Rangefinders' started by emile_de_leon|9, Mar 31, 2003.

  1. Hi all,
    I was wondering if anyone out there who owns a Focomat enlarger,
    ever has used it for 4x4/superlide size? I have a 4x4 negative
    carrier w/glass and want to use a Rollie 4x4 soon in B&W (127 film
    size) as it is 86% bigger than a 35mm neg. Any tips are welcome. I'm
    thinking of removing the glass from the carrier as it has some light
    marks. I think the Focotar will cover the format. It will be nice to
    have an autofocus for 4x4 without having to get a 2C. Thanks much.
  2. The Focotar should cover the negative, but at the extreme corners might not be as sharp as closer to the center. Since you'll most likely be cropping to a rectangle try to center the part of the negative you're printing in relation to the lens.
  3. Emile,
    it may be hard to get 127 film, but a 120 film (645) is easily cut to 4x4 slides. That is what I do if I have a centered subject on MF and do not want to spend a fortune on those huge 645 slide frames. Works great and taken the high price of the baby rollei and film into account, may be much cheaper.

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