Full frame carrie for 4x5 negs.

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Hi all, first, Happy New Year to all. then my question is. Is there anybody know how to make a full frame neg carrier for 4x5 negs. Or is there any manufacturer that make this thing? My enlarger is a Beseler 45 Universal. Thanks in advance

-- dan n. (dan@egmail.com), January 04, 2001


Dan, This is pretty "rough 'n reddy" so take it for what it's worth... Several years ago in a pinch I made one for my D2 fully intending to purchase a factory one later. I simply took two pieces of black mat board and cut windows for the 4X5 neg to the size I wanted (full frame,) and made a hinge with a piece of duct tape. I drilled holes to match the enlarger's "locater" pins and was printing within 10 minutes. As I said, I had intentions of replacing that with factory stuff but I never did because it works just fine. Best of luck. Jim

-- Jim Galli (jimgalli@sierra.net), January 04, 2001.

The guy I bought my first enlarger from had made full frame 35mm carrier from a stop sign. One plate had 4 machine screws and bolts. The other plate had holes to fit over the bolts (or the screw-head, I can't remember) so the two halves would be positioned correctly. I'm guessing he used a Dremel tool or something like that to carve out the steel. The end product may not have been as nice as if he had carved out a factory carrier, but it was cheap and did the job.


-- Dave (willisd@medicine.wustl.edu), January 05, 2001.

Almost all of the students in my Beginning Photography class make their negative carriers out of two pieces of mat board. It's very easy to do, particularly after you've once made a template. Theirs are 35 mm but 4x5 should be equally easy.

-- Brian Ellis (bellis60@earthlink.net), January 07, 2001.

I made a 4x5 pinhole camera and wanted full frame prints all the to the very edge of the film, just like a contact print but bigger. I took two pieces of glass, bellows tape and was set. The glass wasn't anti-newton so I got a lot of newton rings, but they were pinhole shots so I didn't mind it. For real photos, do the same with some anti-newton glass...

-- Jason Janik (janikphoto@yahoo.com), January 09, 2001.

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