Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/10/30

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Off Topic- Enlarger Problem
From: "Bryan Willman" <>
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 00:29:21 -0800

It is likely an alignment problem.
There are alignment tools sold by
various folks.
You will also need wrenches, various
washers, and patience.

Among the group I move in, there is an
"englarger alignment comittee"  You always
need 3 folks.  1 to look at the funky alingment
too.  1 to tighten loosen screws, stuff in washers,
etc.  1 to restrain the owner from throwing the
enlarger into the nearest body of water
in frustration.

Good luck.

- -----Original Message-----
From: <>
To: <>
Date: Thursday, October 29, 1998 6:07 PM
Subject: [Leica] Off Topic- Enlarger Problem

>Dear all,
>I hope someone can help me.  I use a Saunders LPL 4500 enlarger.  I am
>a problem where the left hand side of the image (about 20%) is in a
>plane of focus than the rest of the image.  It's off enough that stopping
>lens down does not help.  Is the enlarger out of alignment?  Is it a lens
>problem? I use an Apo Rodagon.  I am going a bit nuts trying to figure this
>out.  I hope someone has an idea before I invest in an expensive alignment
>device that I'm not sure I need.  If I do need one, any recommendations?
>Anyone know how to align this enlarger that is supposed to be perfect from
>factory?  HELP!!!!  TIA
>Richard Wasserman