X-Pan negative carrier for beseler 23ciii

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  1. sambw

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    I have both a 105mm and a 75mm lens and a couple 6x9 negative carriers (one with glass and one without) and some extra, normal 35mm negative carriers. Does anyone have any suggestions for how to make a negative carrier for xpan negs (either masking or converting the normal 35mm carrier would be fine) or a good (somewhat cheap) negative carrier made for the xpan?
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  2. Colin Corneau

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    What I did for my XPan negs was to find a metal negative carrier, for regular 35mm negs. I measured out the dimensions of an XPan neg, and pencilled it in.
    Then I took it to my local high school, because their vocational shop had a laser cutter. They cut it precisely, and from then I just used metal sandpaper to file the edges buttery smooth.

    It works a charm!
     
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    I went for a less fancy solution, took a 35mm carrier that I filed like a madman but it worked


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  4. DCphotos

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    I use a carrier I made out of wood with my scroll saw. Painted it flat black, works great.
     
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    Cutting a mat would be the easiest way.
     
  6. TheFlyingCamera

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    I have an official Beseler carrier for XPan negatives but I think it is made for the Beseler 45 series enlargers and wouldn't fit in a 23C.
     
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