Aligning the Omega D5

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by jjs, Oct 13, 2004.

  1. jjs

    jjs Guest

    Darn if I can find any adjustments to align the Omega D5 I just got. It's
    been banged around in storage for years and is in dire need of adjustment.
    Any tips, or should I just Go For It?
    jjs, Oct 13, 2004
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    Udie Lafing Guest

    Since you kill filled me on the server
    I won't be helping you, now or anytime soon.
    Udie Lafing, Oct 13, 2004
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    f/256 Guest

    Here are some tips:

    - The lens stage: there are 2 wheels that "ride" the column at the rear of
    the column, these 2 wheels are secured to the shaft by 2 screws (1 on each
    end). That shaft, BTW, is eccentric and allow you to adjust the tilt of the
    lens stage in rear/front direction. To make the adjustment loosen the
    mentioned screws and rotate the shaft, to help you do it, the shaft has a
    hole closer to the right side wheel (seeing it from the rear), insert a
    small screwdriver, allen key, etc., on the hole and rotate the shaft until
    the lens stage is rear/front parallel to the baseboard. If you can't make
    the alignment, you may have to shim the enlarger baseplate at the baseboard.
    To adjust the lens stage in the left/right direction, loosen the 4 screws
    that hold the track the bellows locking mechanism rides up/down and move the
    track left or right until the lens stage is parallel to the baseboard in the
    left/right direction.

    - The negative stage: loosen the 2 screws at either side of it. The screw
    closer to the column on the left side is a pivot point. Adjust the negative
    stage until it is parallel to the baseboard.

    Yesterday I did the alignment of my D5 and used my home made "Xig-align" to
    do it.

    f/256, Oct 14, 2004
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