ENLARGER LIST(new, old, continued, discontinued, all brands, all models))

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  1. firecracker

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    Hi, all. Japan's Ministry of Energy, Technology, and Industry has virtually requested the public that it seeks information on photographic equipment in the following categories:

    Enlargers

    Print Developers

    Slide Projectors

    This is due to Japanese government's agenda to limit and ban the sales and resales of old electronics by enforcing a new product-safety law, which I lately had run a thread about.

    http://www.apug.org/forums/showthread.php?t=25256&highlight=japan

    But they still consider "vintage" equipment to be excluded from the list, even though I've found out they did not consulted with any experts and professionals to select the items for the list.

    Their making a vintage equipment list sounds stupid, but more importantly the fact that they have neglected the job again makes me really angry and worried at the same time. My concern is, as I have already expressed, having a fear of Japan's traditional photographic community and market starting to slim rapidly.

    So, giving the government officials a good list of the items suggested by photographers from all around the world is ideal, and what they want choose not choose is up to them. Anything that's rare to find, hard to fix, and/or considered valuable is what they are asking in the first place, but new items can be included also according to their own definition of the word "vintage."

    Since last night I've been doing online research of the enlargers first that have been made and used world-wide. But I have not been able find one good site with all enlargers from all brands listed in a chronological order.

    That's partly because the sellers have a list of the items currently available, but not the ones discontinued. Repair shops have certain older models but not all of the ones once available in the market. So, it's hard to organize them all by myself, and this is going to be a big list.

    So, I''d like to ask each one of you a big favor. Will you post the names of enlargers with details on this thread? Write brand names, the names/model#s of the enlargers, and the years they are made.

    Please post the links for the resources if available. If you have and/or know the books that I can refer to, please write them down, too. That will be helpful.



    Here's so far I've got:


    Agfa

    Varioscope


    Beseler

    cadgetII
    Printmaker35
    23C, 23CIII, 23CIIIXL, 23CIIIXLI
    45MXII, 45MXT, 45MXX, 45VXL
    67XLC,67XLD, 67XLVC

    http://www.beselerphoto.com/enlargers.php


    Durst

    A300, CLS30 Dichrotic color head, Modular70 pro, M370, M601, M605, M805, L1200

    http://www.tetenal.co.uk/acatalog/Durst.html
    http://www.glennview.com/leitz.htm


    Leitz/Leica

    Valoy, Valoy II
    Focomat Ia, Ib, Ic, IIa, IIc, II (modified for American military), V35

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leica#Leica_.2F_Leitz_enlargers


    Omega
    A2, A3, A6
    B3, B4, B5, B6, B7, B8, B9, B10, B22, B66, B600, B635
    CII, C67, C700, C760, ChromegaE, ChromegaF, ConceptSix
    DII, D2, D2V, D3, D4,, D5XL Universal Condenser, D5XL Super Chromega Dichroic, D5-XL Super Chromega Dichroic Enlarger with Chromegatrol, D6, D5500
    E3, E4, E5, E6
    F
    ProLabII
    SuperB, SuperC

    http://www.khbphotografix.com/omega/
    http://www.omegasatter.com/v2/products/displaycategory.cfm?CatID=47


    It's still skimpy as you can laugh.

    So, please add more information, make correction and suggestions, etc. Anything you could contribute to this thread would be so helpful.


    Thank you very much in advance.

    firecracker
     
  2. Marco Gilardetti

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    No laughter, just a quick note that Omega enlargers (I think!) are also badged as LPL in some countries.
     
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    No LPLs are now being sold by Omega-Satter in the USA.

    Beseler CB-7

    Durst 1000,138
     
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    Elwood 5x7 and 8x10 models (don't know any model name designations, but they're definitely historic/antique)
     
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    might want to include the Beseler 23CII, 23CXL (there are a LOT of these around)

    Also, wasn't there B2?

    And at least here in the states, there are the Saunders LPL 4500(XL), 670(XL),etc.

    Oh Yeah, would not want to forget the DeVere
     
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    DeJur-Amsco Versatile Professional enlarger from the 1940s to maybe 1950s, in 4x5 and 2x3 sizes. The electrical wiring on my 4x5 seems to be original, and is still working fine after 50 years. That might not be good enough for Japanese bureaucrats, though.
     
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    Kodak made some. I have a 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 here somewhere. Ektar lens.
     
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    Solar Enlargers

    Burke and James made enlargers under the Solar brand name. I have a 5x7 with a glass carrier that is wonderful.I had a Zone VI cold light head adapted to it. Aristo still lists cold lights for these models. Check their website for more enlarger models ...
    Best, Peter
     
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    Philips made the PCS1000, PCS130 (which takes the optional PCS150 color controller), and PCS2000. The PCS130/150 and PCS2000 were also sold under the Paterson name (the PCS130 was sold as the Paterson PCS2500; the PCS2000 name was used under both brand names). There's a Yahoo group devoted to these units: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tri-one/. The PCS1000 was a B&W model with a fluorescent light source. The PCS130 was a condenser model and the PCS150 added an additive (red/green/blue) light source to make it a color model. The PCS2000 was a diffusion model with an additive light source similar to the one provided by the PCS150. These were made in the 1980s, but I don't know exact manufacture dates. I'm not sure about the PCS1000, but the PCS130 can handle up to 6x7 format (given appropriate condensers), while the PCS2000 can handle up to 6x6 (given the right mixing box).

    A Durst I don't see mentioned is the C35, which is a low-end diffusion model with built-in yellow and magenta filters. It's usually equipped only for 35mm negatives, but a kit to enable medium format (6x6, I believe) support was available, but is hard to find today. This was another 1980s model, but I don't know the exact manufacture dates.
     
  11. firecracker

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    You people are wonderful! Please keep listing what's still not been mentioned. There was a thread called "classic enlarger" but that's only for the taste(s). But what I would like to have here is a record.

    I think in a long run, the thread could be used as a referrence for anyone who needs to know. I'm certain that would benefit everyone. I will reorganize and edit what's been written here periodically.

    But for now please post as much as you can!

    Thanks

    firecracker
     
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    Does anyone have know much about Meopta enlargers? In Japan, Fujimoto/Lucky distributes only one ongoing model, and that's an entry-level one, I think.

    Also, Agfa Varioscope enlarger, is there more than one kind? Does anyone have any recource for that?
     
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    How's about a Durst F-30 35mm compact enlarger? From the 60' s or 70's, I believe.

    Jon
    from Deepinaharta, Georgia
     
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    If you go to the Meopota website under history they used to list all or at least most of thier products including enlargers.
     
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    Federal 219 and 319 (not sure of the number on the 319) were made in the 40S I had a 219, 2x3 with standard 211 bulb. I think the the other one was a 4 x5.
     
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    Beseler 45MCRX - my lovely blue beast!
     
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  19. firecracker

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    Thanks for the tip. From Meopta's site I found:

    Agrand

    Axomat, AxomatII, 3, 4a, 5a, 4, 5 Student

    Axomatia

    Colombo

    Herkules

    Ideal

    Laborant

    Magnifax, MagnifaxII, 3, 3a, 4a, 6.5x9

    Magnitarus10x15, 13x18

    Meogrand

    Mignoret11x14

    Multifax

    Opemus2a, 2a Golden, III, 4, 5, 5a, 5a with Meochrom, 4x4, 6x6, 6a, 7, Standard, Standard2

    Proximus, Proximus2

    http://www.meopta.cz/index.php?id=19&lang=en
    http://www.meopta.cz/index.php?id=143&lang=en
     
  20. firecracker

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    Based on the information provided by a few fellow APUGers here, the list for the Durst englargers is something like this:

    Durst

    A 300
    A 300 (ATRI)
    A 600 (AUTON)
    AC 1200 (COFEM)
    AC 1200 N E
    AC 1201
    AC 650 (COSIX)
    AC 707 AUTOCOLOR
    AC 707 BW (SINO)
    AC 707 VARIOCOLOR
    AC 800 (old type without AF)
    AC 800 / 800 AF (ELITE)
    AC 900 (COBIMAT)
    AC 900 N
    AC 901
    AG 66 (AGFA COLORCOPY 66)
    AUTOR
    C35
    CE 1000 (CAMO)
    CLS30 Dichrotic color head
    D 404
    D 606
    D 609 (SEINO)
    D 659
    DA 900 (DANO)
    DIN
    DUOMAT / DUOMAT-COLOR
    DURST 606
    DURST 609 (SEINO)
    F 30
    F 60 (FESIX)
    HG 300
    HL 2200
    HL 2500 (HOLAB)
    HL 2500 AF (AUTOHOLAB)
    HL 2501
    LABORATOR 1000 (TAUNO)
    LABORATOR 1200 (FEMO)
    LABORATOR 1200 AUTOCOLOR
    LABORATOR 1200 ELITE
    LABORATOR 1200 ELITE MOT (AF)
    LABORATOR 1300 (TRINO)
    LABORATOR 138 S (LATIS)
    LABORATOR 139
    LABORATOR 1800 (STAFO)
    LABORATOR 184 (LAFO)
    LABORATOR 1840 (LARA)
    LABORATOR 1840 N (CE - version)
    LABORATOR 2000 (STARA)
    LABORATOR 2000 AF (AUTOSTARA)
    LABORATOR 2400
    LABORATOR 3000 (LORNO)
    LABORATOR 3C
    LABORATOR 3S
    LABORATOR 54 (OTO)
    LABORATOR 900 (BIMAT)
    LABORATOR F 184(LAFO)
    LABORATOR G 139 (RELAB)
    LABORATOR G 184(LAGRA)
    LABORATOR S45
    LABORATOR SM 183 (SPECMICRO)
    HL 2506
    J 66 (JUNSE)
    M 300 (NEDO)
    M 301 (NEVO)
    M 302 (DUVO)
    M 305 (NERIO)
    M 35 (MICROMAT)
    M 370 B&W (LIDO)
    M 370 COLOR
    M 370 EASYCOLOR
    M 370 GRADUATE
    M 600 (SIXO)
    M 601 (SIVO)
    M 605 (SIRIO)
    M 605 CLASSIC
    M 670 B&W (VEGA)
    M 670 COLOR
    M 670 VC (Variocontrast)
    M 70 MODULAR B&W (ex: M 707 B&W)
    M 70 MODULAR COLOR
    M 70 MODULAR MICRO
    M 70 MODULAR VARIO
    M 700 (SETODO O. SETOKO)
    M 705 (LURIODO)
    M 707 B&W
    M 707 COLOR (SEVEN)
    M 800 (SETOSI)
    M 805 (LURIOSI)
    M 805 ELITE (AF)
    MAGICA 300 Daylight enlarger
    MAGICA 350 Daylight enlarger
    MAGICO
    MAGICO JUNIOR
    MICROMAT-COLOR
    MULTIVARIO
    MULTIVARIO (2. VERSION)
    OPTIGON 138
    OPTIMO AC
    OPTIMO CL
    OPTOCOM
    OPTOPIA CL
    PICTOCHROM +
    PICTOCHROM + AF
    PICTOCHROM CL (1. vers. w/o AF)
    PICTOGRAPH (1. vers. w/o AF)
    PICTOGRAPH AF
    PRO
    R 305
    REPORTER (R 305)?
    REPRO-LABORATOR 1800 (STAGRANO)
    REPRO-LABORATOR 2400 (SCREENO)
    RL 2400
    RL 3000
    RS 35 - NEWPORTER
    S 609 (BENO)
    U 70
    U 70 C
    UNOMAT / UNOMAT-COLOR

    Source: Durst customer service department Brixen,
    July 2004 / January 2006(PDF)

    DURST EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURING DATES (BULLETIN #B030)
    JOBO U.S.A. (html)
     
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    According to Minicam Magazine Vol 10, No. 12 (Sep 1947), these were the generally available enlargers:

    BACO - MF up to 6x9 condenser
    Curtis Color Film Enlarging Printer - for making 4x5 separation negatives from 35mm
    De Jur Versatile Model I - MF up to 6x9 condenser
    De Jur Versatile Model I - up to 3 1/4 square condenser
    De Jur Professional - 4x5 condenser
    Kodak Portable Miniature - 35mm and bantam condenser
    Kodak Precision Enlarger A - 6x9 condenser
    Kodak Precision Enlarger B - 4x5 1/2 diffusion
    Eastman Autofocus Model D - 5x7 diffusion
    Elwood A M Miniature - 6x9 condensing
    Elwood B M Miniature - 35mm to 1 7/8 x 2 1/4 condensing
    Elwood 5x7 Autofocus
    Elwood SP-2 Special 5x7
    Elwood Studio 5x7
    Federal Models 312, 314, 315 - 6x9 condensing except 312, where it was an option
    Federal Model 450 - 4x5
    Leitz Focomat I-B
    Keyzer cold light - 4x5
    Marful Model 44 direct positive - enlarges copies from prints up to 4x5 to direct positives
    National Cold Light Model G-33 - 4x5
    Omega D-II
    Peco 1a and 1b - 6x9 diffuser (1a) or condenser (1b)
    Printex 4x5 - condenser
    Saltzman 30W, 30WA, 30WR - 5x7 except 30WA 8x10
    Skyview model DGE - 4x5 condenser
    Solar Model 120 - 6x9 condenser
    Solar Model 57 - 5x7 diffusion
    Solar Model 45C - 4x5 condenser
    Solar Autofocus - 6x9 condenser
    Sunray Model D Arnold - 6x9 condenser
    Sunray Model 45 Mastercraft - 4x5

    I may have another reference from the 60's somwhere.
     
  22. Curt

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    What was the first Japanese enlarger made? Are the camera clubs still around and are theyt still using film or have they gone digital for the most part? I wrote a paper on Japanese camera clubs in the early '70's when my photo teacher was finishing a Dye Transfer portfolio called "Shinto in Transition". I lived there for a while near Nagasaki; wonderful place, wonderful people.
     
  23. firecracker

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    I don't know what the first Japanese enlarger was. Fuji type B enlarger that came out in 1951 was and still is very popular, but it's not the first Japanese enlarger. It looks like a Leitz copy, but I heard the quality is not anywhere near the original.

    The following link is in Japanese:

    http://www.fujifilm.co.jp/history/dai2-09.html

    I'm not really aware of camera clubs that are so visible online other than the ones listed here:

    Again the following link is in Japanese:

    http://www.tokyo-photo.net/

    I've read some articles and posts in Japanese sites that say when the Japanese people seek information about photography, soon or later they will have to look for the English literature for it. So, after reaching a certain level, there's no much that they can do with what they have in their own language.
     
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    What about the BOGEN, Vivitar, Minolta, Nikon, Rollei enlargers?
     
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    got "Lucky"?
     
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    In the past week I've acquired and (now) used my first enlarger. Prior to that I made the occasional print on an enlarger at work and years ago at high school.

    It's a Gnome Alpha Deluxe -- for everything from 6x9 to 35mm -- and has a Wray Supar 3 1/4" f4.5 triplet lens.

    I believe they are British made and, I think, made some time in the 1950s. As far as I know the lens is original.

    The first few prints I've made look fine -- not as good as on the DeVere at work which has a top-flight lens -- but really not bad at all.