8X10 negative holder

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I have a Besalar 45 negative holder called the Negaflat for my Besalar 45M, it applies tension to the negative and keeps it very flat, does any one know if they make this for 8X10. Or any other suggestion that might be usefull, I'm considering building a 8X10 enlarger from an old Elwood 5X7. Also if you're using the kit to convert the 45 to 810 I'd like to know what you like of it. Dave

-- Dave (davedb@hotmail.com), July 26, 2001


The only carrier like that I am aware of is Zone VI's "out straight" 8x10 for the Zone VI enlarger. It's also available in 4x5 and used to be made for 5x7. You'd probably want to get the carrier before designing you adaptation.

-- Sal Santamaura (bc_hill@qwestinternet.net), July 26, 2001.

I constructed an 8X10 negative carrier for a horizontal enlarger. I used two sheet of plate glass in a hinged wood frame. Aside from the need to dust carefully all the glass and negative surfaces, I am thoroughly pleased with the performance of the carrier. I have not had a problem with newton rings.

-- steve Barth (wsbarth@networld.com), July 26, 2001.

Dave--I have an old Elwood 5x7 out in my storeroom. I'd be very curious to know how you plan to do the conversion. If you are successful, I'd like to publish the story of how you accomplished it on my web site, as well as build one for myself. Keep us informed.

-- Ed Buffaloe (edb@unblinkingeye.com), July 27, 2001.

I use a fotar 8 X 10 enlarger in my dark room, It takes a glass negative carrier, consisting of a piece of jenna optical glass and anti-newton glass. I,m certain on could be constructed quite easily using two pieces of metal (alumimun) one atop the other, the bottom opening slightly larger than 8 X 10 and the top at 8 X 10 the negative is sandwiched between the two sheets of glass and nested into the cavety of the top piece of metal, if you could get a look at a fotar holder you would see how simple it would be to construct. Chas. Beseler co. also makes an 8 X 10 negative holder for their 8 X 10 enlarger adapter. good luck.

-- Vince Pulvirenti (zone7@massnet1.net), October 01, 2001.

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