Focomat Ic

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  1. baachitraka

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    Hello there,

    I may get LEITZ WETZLAR Focomat Ic with Focotar 1:4,5 lens. But, I have no idea about this enlarger in general and whether it has any provision to use multi-grade filter. Please help.
     
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    Some models have a rack for filters. Otherwise you put them under the lens during exposure.
    1C is very simple and compact. Focotar is a beauty. Perfect for small prints.
    G.
     
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    Great, I have plans to print 8x10 @max.
     
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    Some Focomat Ic enlargers are known as "Focomat Ic Color" enlargers because they have a slide-out drawer in the enlarger that allows you to insert a filter above the condenser and below the bulb. I've read of a variety of solutions for folks who have Ic enlargers without the filter drawer: pull off the bulb housing and lay a filter on top of the condenser, or hold a filter under the enlarging lens.
     
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    Dream enlarger!
    I own two Ic colors, one V35 and one IIc.
    These days I use the Ic the most. It's always a joy to use and touch the damned thing!
     
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    I just bought Focomat Ic(presume it is B/W only) for Euro 39. Thanks for all the replies.
     
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    This is a steal... Enjoy !
    :smile: