How do I donate/ship my Omega 5X7 Enlarger?

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  1. Inayat Noor

    Inayat Noor Subscriber

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    I have an Omega 5X7 E5 enlarger I no longer use or need. I have replaced it with a Durst 138. I would like to see the Omega go to a home and get used. I have checked to see if any local schools would be interested. There are none. I live in Jupiter, Florida and could not find any interested schools.

    My question is: If I were to find someone not local, interested, can this enlarger be taken apart and shipped? If so, how difficult is it to disassemble? This is a complete enlarger with diffuser head and a Schneider Componon 180° lens. If I detach the post from the base board would it be hard for the recipient to re-align? I assume the head, glass negative carrier and lens would have to be packed carefully. I do have the manual but it does not give any info on disassembling.

    Inayat-Noor
     
  2. ann

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    since i hate replies that start with i don't /haven't used, etc. this....... but do this

    I am not familar with that specific enlarger; however, we have shipped various others and the big weight issue is the base board.. Removing it should not be a problem nor putting it back on.

    You might check classic enlargers for specifics of disassembling.
     
  3. jnanian

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    hey there

    i have an e4, and when i bought it the head and base were removed from the body of the enlarger. it was easy to assemble/dissasseble. the e5 head can probably easily be packed in a box with packing &C the baseboard and body are just as easily packed away. (if you can't find someone local) one suggestion i might make is not to dissassemble to much, pack it in a big crate and when you find someone to ship it to, send it the belly / cargo of a bus. buslines like greyhound, bonanza &C will gladly transport big bulky items ( like an enlarger ) and from what i have been told it is a pretty good way to send items like this ...

    good luck!

    john
     
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  4. mark

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    Instead of shipping call the local community college and ask if they have a darkroom. Donate it to them. I am sure there are folks with trucks who could pick it up.
     
  5. Bill Mitchell

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    I would like to have it. Could drive to your place and pick it up. (bmitch@comcast.net)
     
  6. mgb74

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    I have found DHL Ground to be the least expensive way to ship large, heavy items.
     
  7. Jeremy

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    I'm a college student who could use it :D
     
  8. TheFlyingCamera

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    Jeremy-

    you seem to get all the freebies. Turn off the charm and let someone else land a neat toy like that! Besides, I thought you were all about contact printing these days!
     
  9. Jeremy

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    What freebies? I actually had to pass on the camera Jim offered up as I couldn't get down to San Antonio with a truck to pick it up :sad:

    Yep, I am all about the contact printing lately, but I've been having an itch to enlarge my 3x4 Graflex shots....
     
  10. Jadedoto

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    Hey, if you still have it, I'll pay to get it shipped here!

    I'm a high school student with a fairly basic darkroom, and it'd be nice to enlarge my medium format and large formats at home instead of $10 a pop.