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nixphoto
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« on: April 29, 2010, 10:45:20 AM »

I bought a Bowen Illumitran and discovered that built-in flash unit on top of Fuji S2 bumps into the top of the rail, preventing it was seating properly. I added PK-13 extender to raise the camera to raise it above the rail. Now repro lens that came with unit will not focus on a 35 mm slide. Tried 75 mm enlarging lens and that's too long. Before I buy a 50 mm enlarging lens, I was hoping someone could tell me if that length lens will work. I want try this before I pull bellows etc. and use as a copy stand.
Thanks for reading this and for any help you can provide.
Charles
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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2010, 06:57:31 PM »

Charles,
When I tested Illumitran, I came to the conclusion that it was not really suitable.  If you want to try to use it, I suggest putting the whole thing on a copystand, and use a macro lens on the camera.

The other thing about the Illumitran is that the flash was too powerful for my cameras - I needed to stop way down - past the point of maximum sharpness on my lenses.

Peter
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