How many enlargers do you have?

Discussion in 'Darkroom Equipment' started by Sean, Feb 5, 2004.

  1. Sean

    Sean Admin Staff Member Admin

    Messages:
    9,297
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2002
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    :roll:

    Well, I had 3, and then I get a call from a relative this morning who has one they do not want anymore so is bringing it over for me. Now I'll have 4:
    - an ULF pulse xenon
    - a zone VI 35mm to 5x7 cold light enlarger
    - an lpl 35mm to medium format color enlarger
    - and now an agfa b&w 35mm to medium format

    I'm starting to feel like a foster home for enlargers. I guess since I have the room, keep em coming..
     
  2. David A. Goldfarb

    David A. Goldfarb Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    17,945
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2002
    Location:
    Honolulu, Ha
    Shooter:
    Large Format
    I have 1 and two halves. I have a Paterson/Philips PCS 2500 for sizes up to 6x7 and a Graflarger cold light back for my Linhof for 4x5", which I use on a Bogen copystand that was originally for a 22A Special enlarger (I thought I would buy a "real" copystand at one time, and then realized that Bogen sells precisely the same piece of equipment as an enlarger base/column/carriage unit and a copystand). I just sold my old 22A head to someone who wanted it for the negative carriers and parts.

    No room in my Manhattan apartment for more than that!

    ------

    Update, January 2006--Well since my original post I found an Omega D-II that fits in my dark/bathroom and sold the Philips enlarger. I still keep the Graflarger for some future use, maybe if I'm spending a summer or semester away from home.

    ------

    Update, April 2012--Holding steady with the Omega D-II. Graflarger still pretty much lives in the closet.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 15, 2012
  3. bmac

    bmac Member

    Messages:
    2,156
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2002
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    I've recently sold off 2, and now have two. a 4X5 Omega D2v with a Zone VI Cold Light head, and an Omega B22.
     
  4. Silverpixels5

    Silverpixels5 Member

    Messages:
    594
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2003
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I have two. A beseler 23C and an Omega D5. The omega has yet to be used due to the fact that I have no baseboard.
     
  5. photomc

    photomc Member

    Messages:
    3,575
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2003
    Location:
    Texas
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Nice to know there are some other multiple enlarger folks - a Beseler 45 and 23CII in use, plus a Printmaker 35 that ended up (hope it leaves soon) - oh yeah! and a Beseler/Minolta 45A head that I hope to sell at auction and use the funds for a Versalab print washer. (are we equipment junkies or what?)
     
  6. BobF

    BobF Member

    Messages:
    205
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2002
    Location:
    Pikes Peak
    Two. An Omega D2V that I use and a Durst M600 that now makes a great copy camera stand.
     
  7. KenM

    KenM Member

    Messages:
    800
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2003
    Location:
    Calgary, Alb
    Shooter:
    4x5 Format
    One - Saunders 4500-II.
     
  8. jnanian

    jnanian Advertiser Advertiser

    Messages:
    19,991
    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2003
    Location:
    local
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    i've 3 and a bare bulb
     
  9. Loose Gravel

    Loose Gravel Member

    Messages:
    921
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2003
    Location:
    Santa Barbar
    Just recently set up number two: a Beseler 45M with condenser for 35mm and "6 by" mostly. The old favorite is a Beseler 45M with 12X12 adapter (not enough light for small format). There's my dad's old Kodak 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 around, too, but I don't think I'll set that up (yet).
     
  10. Nige

    Nige Subscriber

    Messages:
    2,126
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2002
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I'm gunna print this out and show my wife :smile:

    I've just reduced from 4 to 3...

    - Durst M601
    - Meopta Magnifax ? (6x9 - was included in the 'pkg' when buying the Durst)
    - LPL C7700 (had two I'd bought cheap, just sold one)

    I intend keeping the Durst and the LPL, so I have a condensor and diffuser. If a LPL 7451/2 comes up at the right price I'll have to rethink my inventory.
     
  11. Eric Rose

    Eric Rose Subscriber

    Messages:
    4,421
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2002
    Location:
    Calgary AB,
    Shooter:
    4x5 Format
    Use to have 4 now 3. Thru out my old condenser enlarger. Now have Omega C760, Omega D5 and Omega 5500. My old condenser was a DeJur. Each enlarger has a full set of lenses for the formats it will support.
     
  12. juan

    juan Subscriber

    Messages:
    1,745
    Joined:
    May 7, 2003
    Location:
    St. Simons I
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    0 - just a light bulb.
    juan
     
  13. doughowk

    doughowk Subscriber

    Messages:
    1,765
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2003
    Location:
    Jacksonville
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Some lightbulbs include lens attachments. I have one without that hangs above my contact frame & one with attachement (Durst L1000).
     
  14. Sponsored Ad
  15. Aggie

    Aggie Member

    Messages:
    4,925
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2003
    Location:
    So. Utah
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    ..
     
  16. lee

    lee Member

    Messages:
    2,913
    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2002
    Location:
    Fort Worth T
    Shooter:
    8x10 Format
    D2v with an Aristo VCL 4500 head and a Metrolux II timer. Plus a light bulb for AZO.

    lee\c
     
  17. Thomassauerwein

    Thomassauerwein Member

    Messages:
    1,627
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2003
    Location:
    Southern Cal
    Shooter:
    Large Format
    I HAVE A bESSLER 45 CONDENSER FOR UP TO 4X5
    aN OMEGA B-600 THAT IS MOUNTED TO THE WALL FOR PROOF SHEETS.
    ALSO A HOME MADE CONTACT PRINTER THAT CAN HANDLE NEGS UP TO 14X17
     
  18. sergio caetano

    sergio caetano Member

    Messages:
    127
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2003
    Location:
    sao paulo -
    I have two: Omega D2V and Durst M605. I took out the condensers of both and installed diffusing glass and cold light.
     
  19. bmac

    bmac Member

    Messages:
    2,156
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2002
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    Wow, lots of D2vs!
     
  20. Leon

    Leon Member

    Messages:
    2,075
    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2003
    Location:
    Kent, Englan
    Shooter:
    Medium Format
    2 - Meopta opemus 6, and an unknown (and as yet unused) 4x5 condenser that i picked up at a junk auction for £5 - it does work though
     
  21. blansky

    blansky Subscriber

    Messages:
    5,985
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2002
    Location:
    Wine country, N. Cal.
    Shooter:
    Medium Format
    Beseler 67S and a ZONE VI 5x7
     
  22. dr bob

    dr bob Member

    Messages:
    871
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2002
    Location:
    Annapolis, M
    Shooter:
    Medium Format
    I have two: a Beseler 760C which was my workhorse until I stumbled onto an Omega DII (Note, not “2”). It has a set of condensers for 4x5, 6x7, and 35mms. It is virtually bullet-proof. It came with several carriers including one for Polaroid negatives, which I have yet to use. The Beseler is no longer used much and can be had (cheap), if I can get someone who will come and get it. My students use this equipment a bit and most seem a bit put off when they first see the enlargers sitting in the laundry room…”Is this where you make those ‘prize-winning’ photographs?” My lenses are a little more modern 
     
  23. Donald Miller

    Donald Miller Member

    Messages:
    6,242
    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2002
    Shooter:
    Large Format
    I have six at the moment.

    One each - Omega C760XL Dichroic One each - Omega D2VXL
    One each - Saunder 4550 VCCE One each - Durst 138
    Two each - Durst 138 S

    If anyone is looking for an enlarger, PM me.
     
  24. Tom Duffy

    Tom Duffy Member

    Messages:
    963
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2002
    Location:
    New Jersey
    three:

    1. A Durst A300 bought in 1975

    2. a Saunders 4550 XL bought in 1994

    3. an Omega Super Chronmega E 5x7 purchased in 2000 (moments before Kodak announced it was discontinuing 5x7 film for the first time (timing is everything :smile:)

    nice to know I might be able to get 25 cents back on the dollar for my enlarger purchases!
     
  25. Bruce Osgood

    Bruce Osgood Membership Council Council

    Messages:
    2,612
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2002
    Location:
    Brooklyn, N.Y.
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Three:

    Beseler 23CII Dichro. Used exclusively until recently for 35mm. Will print up to 6X9 it says.

    Omega D5 XL, Chromagia head. Recent purchase with idea of getting into 4X5. Using it now exclusively for 35mm until I'm ready for 4X5 camera.

    Beseler Dichro 67S. Foster Parenting it.
     
  26. Deckled Edge

    Deckled Edge Member

    Messages:
    446
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2004
    Location:
    Manhattan Be
    Shooter:
    8x10 Format
    Two
    Like Juan I have a light bulb, but it's hidden atop an Omega DII.
    20 lightbulbs shine onto the ground glass of a Kodak 2D, on through an 8x10 negative and thence onto the far wall.