Any Experience with Ilford 500 VC Head?

Discussion in 'Darkroom Equipment' started by kenmeyersphoto, Feb 24, 2005.

  1. kenmeyersphoto

    kenmeyersphoto Member

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    I am looking at an 8x10 enlarger that has an Ilford 500 head on it. I am wondering if anyone can give me any input as far as how they like it. How well it works. Eveness. Pros/Cons etc.

    -Ken
     
  2. L Gebhardt

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    I have a 4x5 with the 500H head on it. Are you looking for info on an 8x10 version of this head? I only ask because I didn't think they made one.
     
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    Ken,

    A fellow in NY with whom I've done business has three Ilford Multigrade-fitted 8x10 enlargers. I could try to contact him for you. Unless, of course, he's the guy you're already talking to. :smile:

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  4. kenmeyersphoto

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    I have been talking to a fellow in the UK. I have been looking at a few 8x10 enlarger options and I am looking at a Devere with the Ilford 500 head and I am looking at a Durst and I have several different light source options. I can use all the help I can get as far as contacts of people looking to sell as well as enlarger/lightsources that people are happy with.
    Thanks again,
    -Ken