Hi there folks. Here's a little enlarging/printing problem I've been having. Recently a friend of mind gave me a 6x9 carrier with along with an ancient (but nearly new) 105mm lens for my Beseler. Eager to try these out, I decided to make an 8x10" print on variable FB paper for the first time, since until now I had been using strictly RC paper. After exposing a test strip at f/8, I developed/fixed/washed accordingly but was surprised to see nothing. Not even the thinnest of shadows had popped through in my longest exposed area. Frustrated, I kept opening my lens until I was at its widest and only after a minute exposure (that's right, a minute!) I got something. Here's what I've been doing right: Used a decently exposed neg. Nothing too dense to make a long exposure. Mixed my developer at standard room temp from a new bottle. Used a normal #2 filter, so no long exposures for using a higher grade. Developed all test strips at the manufacturer's given time for the developer. So, what am I doing wrong? I've made 8x10" prints from 35's before with ease. Does FB paper expose more slowly? Are 1min+ exposures common? Is it the lens? I didn't want to try to a shorter lens because I didn't want to lose coverage. Is 8x10" too big of a size for 6x9 negatives since the head had to be so high for cropping? Should I try to make a smaller 5x7" print with the same lens and negative and call it good? Boy am I confused! I hope someone can share their insight on this, or my signature at the bottom will look pretty silly!