View Full Version : Enlager cam

07-25-2012, 03:15 PM
Had a nice windfall yesterday. While cleaning up the storage at my job we ran into a gifted old enlarger that was a bit too old to use.
More fun for me cause i just turned it into a new camera.

I can get about a 6x6 image out of it without modifying anything and i get to use some homemade paper holders that i already had.

Looking to make it a bit more use friendly now. A way to put it on a tripod etc.

Bottom images are the camera. Top is negative and positive test shot.

07-25-2012, 04:42 PM
I had a little block of steel machined with three holes - one to allow the block to slip over the monorail rod, a second tapped at 1/4-20 for the tripod socket, and a third little oil hole to lube the bit if it needed to be slid up or down on the monorail. Everything is clamped on with a single allen bolt that fits into the groove on the underside of the rod.

So far, so good!

07-26-2012, 11:05 AM
That's probably the most elegant way to go about it yeah. I'm thinking about clamping a plank with a tree nut in it on the bottom there where there's another one of those white nut handles.

07-26-2012, 05:20 PM
Excellent recycling and good first results.