carrier systems for optimum masking results.
and 4x5 PRECISION PIN-REGISTRATION CARRIER
your registration carrier system is the one thing I can't live without
in the darkroom. I could go back to graded paper. I could go back
to a cold light head. I could go back to a condenser enlarger, but
I would never
be without one of your registration carriers! I have two (one with
regular glass and one with anti newton ring glass) and am going
to get another in case something happens to one." -
Anthony Beckesh - photographer More
Precision pin-registration glass negative carriers are
individually hand-crafted and pre-adjusted to work perfectly with
the accompanying Precision holder frame. Made of sturdy,
black-anodized T6 hard aluminum, the 4x5 Format Precision
holder frame is 7/16 inch thick and will easily fit nearly all
popular 4x5 enlargers as well as some smaller and bigger enlargers
(see below). The new 8x10 Format Precision holder frame
will easily fit nearly all popular 8x10 enlargers including Durst,
Devere, Omega and Beseler. The Precision Carrier System
is designed for speed, ease of use and amazing repeatable accuracy,
even on extreme print enlargement sizes. The standard system includes
holder frame, pin-registration glass carrier, matching registration
punch, black paper base for mask-making and black foam pad (to
facilitate mask-making). A sheet of Duratrans diffusion is also
included with all Anti-Newton ring versions to assist in mask-making.
No other equipment is needed for mask-making and printing with
or without masks. Also includes complete instructions for use
and calibration (the system comes perfectly calibrated when it
is shipped) and a 100% size template to use as a guide for attaching
pin-registered leader strips. Complete system includes
the Contrast Masking Kit packaged
in the same box for a substantial savings. For
more information and examples of some masking techniques, please
major benefit to the Precision system is that your original
negatives are never punched (the former Condit system and
some other systems required punching your original negatives).
Only a leader strip of scrap film, taped to the extreme edge of
your negative, is punched. This actually facilitates handling
of your original negatives and allows all masks to be stored separately
from (not taped to) your original negatives. The large 1/4"
diameter punched registration holes ensure greater accuracy than
the tiny Condit System holes.
using the excellent but very expensive Condit registration systems
(no longer available) will find this system is easier and faster
to use, particularly when replacing negatives or masks in the
glass carrier - even in total darkness! This system is far more
efficient at a price far less. Also, the former Condit systems
cropped into the edge of a full negative making it impossible
to print any of the image at the edge of the film.
Ring Glass Carriers are now available for all size
systems. Many modern thin emulsion films, such as Kodak T-Max,
are sometimes prone to Newton ring problems when using clear glass
carriers, even on the emulsion side! Some "sandwich"
masking techniques, such as Highlight Masks, Contrast Reduction
Masks and Unsharp Masks can also increase the chance of Newton
rings appearing in skies and other smooth areas of the print.
These premium quality Anti-Newton Ring carriers are made with
special high quality single-side acid etched glass (both top piece
and bottom piece, or mixed if you prefer), reducing or eliminating
the possibility of Newton Rings. These ANR carriers will yield
beatiful, finely detailed crisp images without impairing the sharpness
and smoothness of the image in any way, regardless of the degree
of enlargement. Absolutely NO texture whatsoever will show on
the print, regardless of the degree of enlargement. Furthermore,
they can be used for making masks as well. These upgraded carriers
are available in both standard and complete systems (see table
below). If you prefer, you can choose clear glass for the bottom
glass and Anti-Newton glass for the top glass. Simply order the
Anti-Newton version and add a comment to request clear bottom
glass. 8x10 systems come only with Anti-Newton Ring carriers (clear
glass not available).
4x5 Precision Carrier Systems
have been tested by photographers on the following enlargers,
and found to be just as precise on each: Saunders 4x5 (all
models), Omega 4x5 (all models), Beseler 4x5 (all models), Durst
138S and Zone VI 4x5. Photographers have also reported
that the system works perfectly on Zone VI 5x7 enlargers as well.
The 8x10 Precision Carrier Systems
will fit most popular 8x10 enlargers
including Durst, Devere, Omega, Beseler with 8x10 conversion
heads and Kostiner.
Ring carriers are perfect for use in all
cold-light or diffusion light enlargers but are not recommended
for a point-source or a condenser head enlarging system.
Contrast Masking Kit and Carrier Systems price
Masking Kit (for
any enlarger size or contact printer)
and 8x10 Precision Carrier Systems
Carrier System - Includes Precision
pin-registration carrier, holder/frame, two-hole punch, solid
foam base and Contrast Masking Kit*
Carrier System - Includes Precision pin-registration
carrier, holder/frame, two-hole punch and solid foam base (does
not include Contrast Masking Kit)
Pin-registration glass carrier only **
Holder/Frame only **
add appropriate shipping cost:
systems - 4x5 - $20 within USA, $60 outside USA,
8x10 - $40 within USA, $85 outside USA
Masking Kits - $10 within USA, $30 outside USA
All 8x10 carrier systems: Please specify enlarger type
during the checkout process.
For a limited time only,
EDITION MASKED PRINT !
The extra set of registration pins that normally come with
the Contrast Masking Kit are not included in the Contrast
Masking Kit that is bundled with the Complete
Carrier System, since
registration pins are already attached to the glass carrier.
All other Contrast Masking Kit items are identical to purchasing
the Contrast Masking Kit separately.
Glass carriers and holders are offered separately here only
for use as replacement parts. Please note that each "holder/frame"
unit can have only one carrier calibrated to it at a time.
You cannot switch freely from carrier to carrier without re-calibrating
the holder/frame matching that specific carrier.
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