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Tip on adding a blue eyepiece filter to a grain focuser.
CAMERA & DARKROOM Aug 1993 (v.15#8) pg. 8

De-bugging your darkroom. Part 2. How to track down the causes of unsharp prints such as inaccurate focusing, defective enlarging lenses or fogging caused by extraneous light.
CAMERA 35 Aug 1978 (v.23#7) pg. 30

Enlarger focusing extention arm. Build it yourself from common materials.

Tip on focusing dense negatives.

Tips on making sharper enlargements by improving your enlarger focusing technique.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1980 (v.2#5) pg. 64

Tip: Use a paper grid while focusing to aid in determining correct composition and alignment prior to making an enlargement.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY May-Jun 1981 (v.3#3) pg. 14

Why and how to choose a grain focuser.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY May-Jun 1981 (v.3#3) pg. 33

Get sharp. How to adjust your enlarger, prevent negative pop, and use grain focusers when making enlargements.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1983 (v.5#7) pg. 80

Three handy enlarger accessories you can make. (1) Slide carrier. (2) "Sticky" easel which holds paper flat. (3) Focus knob extender.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1984 (v.6#6) pg. 64
Added Info DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1985 (v.7#5) pg. 6

Tips on focusing your enlarger using a 25X focusing magnifier.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Mar-Apr 1987 (v.9#2) pg. 12

The moving eye. How to get prints in exact focus when using an enlarger focusing aid.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Mar-Apr 1988 (v.10#2) pg. 13

Tip on focusing an extremely dense negative.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1988 (v.10#3) pg. 12

Image space. Simple geometric optics is used to explain the critical factors in focusing enlargers.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY May 1989 (v.11#5) pg. 10

How to focus an enlarger when making a print smaller than the original negative (reduction printing).
DARKROOM TECHNIQUES Jul-Aug 1983 (v.4#4) pg. 21

Wooden dowel lever makes fine focusing of your enlarger much easier.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Aug 1986 (v.50#8) pg. 46

Tip: Draw horizontal and vertical grid lines on your enlarger focusing sheet. Especially useful when composing architectural prints.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1987 (v.51#10) pg. 49

Enlarging technique which overcomes out-of-focus problems caused by heat-induced negative popping.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1988 (v.52#3) pg. 26

Extension rod is clamped to enlarger's fine-focus knob.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1988 (v.52#9) pg. 70

The Ctein effect. Discussion of the reported difference between the plane of best focus seen by the eye and the proper focal plane for variable contrast paper when enlarging with a quartz halogen light source.
PHOTO TECHNIQUES Jan-Feb 1996 (v.17#1) pg. 11
Added Info PHOTO TECHNIQUES Mar-Apr 1996 (v.17#2) pg. 25
Added Info PHOTO TECHNIQUES May-Jun 1996 (v.17#3) pg. 22

Hazards of the grain focuser. An overview of the various parts of the system by which we focus an enlarger. Includes an experimental procedure to determine any chromatic aberration which can result in a slightly out-of-focus condition.
PHOTO TECHNIQUES Jan-Feb 1997 (v.18#1) pg. 41
Added Info PHOTO TECHNIQUES Mar-Apr 1997 (v.18#2) pg. 58

Small scratches on film emulsion can be an aid when focusing an enlarger.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY May 1971 (v.68#5) pg. 122

Simple wooden extension arm for focusing knob when making oversize enlargements.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1973 (v.72#2) pg. 82

Six darkroom projects. (1) cardboard light box, (2) floating tray lids, (3) spacer for focus magnifier, (4) press for flattening prints, (5) borderless enlarging easel and (6) enlarger light intensity control.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1976 (v.78#1) pg. 96

Using a focusing aid to eliminate fuzzy color prints.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1976 (v.78#6) pg. 48

What you should know about enlarger focusing aids.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1982 (v.89#11) pg. 28

Tip: Make fine focusing easier by attaching a wooden extension arm onto the focusing knob of your enlarger.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1989 (v.96#11) pg. 40