Printing 35mm with Beseler 810 light source : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

I am trying to print 35mm with a Beseler 810 cold light head on a Beseler 45V XL enlarger. I am wondering if I need to place anything between the light source and the negative. Any filtration, glass etc. This is the first time I am using the head with the small negatice adapter. Thanks.


-- william hannigan (, May 25, 2002


Bill: I've had this enlarger for 12 years and only tried 35 mm on it a couple days ago. It works fine, I didn't need anything special to tone down the light source. The square box should be turned so that the light source is lower, not in the upper 5X7/8X10 position. If you have an interest in VC paper and don't have the current V54 light source, I highly recommend it. Changing the tube is a pain, and if you break it, mercury goes everywhere, but the results are worth it with the new VC filters. Good luck.

-- Kevin Crisp (, May 27, 2002.

Moderation questions? read the FAQ