Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/01/27

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Subject: Re: [Leica] enlarger and focus
From: "Ken Lee" <>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 1998 08:34:21 -0500

> Jim Brick wrote "I hate to tell you this, but I think you have it
> backwards. To make smaller
> prints, you move the enlarger head closer to the paper. When you do this,
> you must move the lens FARTHER away from the film (closer to the paper)
> order to focus"
> Sorry but this is incorrect I have  Durst 600 series, this machine is
> designed for film sizes up to 6X6 and is normally fitted with a 75/80mm
> lens. To use a 50mm for 35mm film it is necessary to use a recessed lens
> board.
> Doug
>  Dr. Douglas McLernon, Dublin 4, Ireland

Stop, you're both right.....

I too used to own a M600.  I think by recessing the lens (closer to the neg
and head) you move the head closer to the paper?