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Old 22nd October 2020, 08:48 PM
TonyZ TonyZ is offline
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Hi All,

Just had the good fortune?! to pick up a Gnome Rangefinder Alpha 2 and I'm in the same boat as TonyOwen.

It seems to be set up for 6x9 printing, It has a 6x9 negative carrier and I have a 80mm lens but the problem I'm having is I'm getting some vignette-ing at the corners of a 6x9 negative due to the fact the light doesn't reach the corners.

I've tried messing around with the orientation of the condenser lenses but either I haven't hit upon the right configuration or maybe the lenses I have are for 35mm although they do cover the whole of the bottom of the enlarger head and are 6in (15cm) across.

Does anyone have any information that might help please? I've had a search on this forum and others but can't find any details relating to this.

Many Thanks

Tony Z

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Update

Having done a bit more research, google search with different words . It seems it can be a problem, someone (on this site, I think) suggested opalescent glass in the head but as was said the bulb gets hot enough already which I can confirm. The other option which I may go for it is to use the opalescent glass but to change the bulb for a low voltage circular LED panel, if one exists or maybe make one, how hard can it be .

Last edited by TonyZ; 22nd October 2020 at 09:06 PM. Reason: Update
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