Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/01/30

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Beseler Negatrans experiences?
From: Ken Wilcox <>
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2000 13:34:55 -0500

The negatrans hold the film very flat, better than an open carrier but not
as good as glass. I had one in the olden days (before V35) and used it all
the time. I had the 120 version as well and liked it.

There is no scratching of the picture area because the film rides a rubber
belt by the sprockets. The 35mm version has adjustable slide out maskes on
each end to adjust the opening to smaller than standard, all the way down
to half frame.

Ken Wilcox

At 11:33 -0600 1/30/0, a fine scholar, Kip Babington wrote:

>Does anyone have experience using the Beseler Negatrans with Leica
>negatives (on topic)?  It sounds awfully convenient, but I have to
>wonder about film flatness and possible scratching.  Obviously, it can't
>hold film as flat as two sheets of glass, but I tend not to print to the
>corners of the negative, and to use smaller enlarger lens apertures, so
>I'm wondering what others have found with this device.
>Thanks for any input.

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