New to the darkroom - Info on the Automega D3 enlarger

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  1. webestang64

    webestang64 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Tim Rudman is awesome! His books are pretty easy to follow.

    I've not heard of the Lootens book, but it looks like a worthy addition. I like having this kind of stuff around. Always room to learn more!

    A word of caution to the OP: the techniques described in any book like this will still be valid - but pay attention to mentions of specific chemical and enlarging papers that may be mentioned - they're likely no longer produced.

    A great place to get darkroom supplies is Freestyle Photographic. The folks there are helpful and knowledgeable over the phone, if you want assurances on a product before it's shipped. They do more digital stuff now to help pay their rent, but are still support analog completely.
     
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    Long ago I worked in a custom lab that had one of those "auto focus" enlargers. If I recall correctly the lenses each had their own mount, kind of a can with a lens. There was a pulley wheel that went over the af rail. I think there was a different rail for each lens/negative size. It worked fine without using auto so don't get frustrated if the af setup doesn't go smooth. Good luck & enjoy.


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