Focomat V35 mixing light box upgrade, bulb upgrade

Discussion in 'Darkroom Equipment' started by fdelisle, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. fdelisle

    fdelisle Member

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    I own an earlier V35 model and would like to upgrade the mixing box to the 2 condenser type as well as the lamp holder to receive the Phillips 13139, where can I get these parts, still available ?
     
  2. Ronald Moravec

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    Start with Leica New Jersey. A few years back they made a new batch of adapters to enable use of new bulb.

    Mixing box also if you are lucky. If not, make a "center filter" from sheet film. You need reversal film or make another neg from the negative

    The new mix box will have a pin prick in one corner of the box on the plastic diffuser.
     
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    Update

    got the upgraded mixing box and bulb adapter from Germany via Leica USA, thanks to Mr. Elwell.
     
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    Just revisiting this thread, as I'm also looking for the upgraded mixing box. fdelisle (sorry have to use your username), I have contacted Leica Malaysia and they asked me to contact Germany directly, which I had. But wondering whether you have the particular contacts info for the person in Leica Germany.