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pdlouche

Member since Nov 2014 • Last active Aug 2018

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    It was great while it lasted, just needed a bigger, more weatherproof, shed to have been proper. About to repeat history but with my sewing machines this time. Fingers crossed the new shed is less of a sieve.

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    Once upon a time (maybe 10 years ago) I had a motorised Beseler CB7, that I travelled some hours to collect, I forget where. I then made a separate trip to Bristol for a wall-mounted Durst unit. Dumped the unit and kept the head. I made an adapter unit and fitted the colour head on top with diffuser, though indeed the original CB7 point light source produced sharper images.

    I also had one of those medium format colour enlargers like colleges have.

    Serious back ache producing LF negatives, the height of the unit when enlarging was insane, even on the floor.

    The setup was in the shed, after giving in and moving it out of the bedroom. So, needless to say a bad winter or two put paid to the enlargers. Eventually I admitted defeat and the units were dismantled and thrown into a skip.

    Sad, sad day.

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    I won’t tell you what happened to my Beseler CB7, nor the 10x8 Durst colour dichroic head.

    In fact, I wish I didn’t know myself...!!!

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    It’s roughly 33x25 once folded over. This particular tarp material doesn’t cooperate like you might expect, so it wouldn’t work well like that.

    I had actually made a prototype at the start of the year with adjustable top, from cordura, see below. Thinner more malleable material, it is totally possible.

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    I want a Daria tattoo.

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    The ultimate test... 4 cans and room to spare...!

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    Sorry man, thought you were going to do something proper like sell it! 🤦🏼♂️

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