LF lens board on Omega D2

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  1. hblad120

    hblad120 Member

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    I am new to LF photography and I am in the process of acquiring accessories for my Omega D2 in order to enlarge 4x5 negs. I just purchased a used Schneider 150mm lens, but I am a bit confused about the type of lens board I need for my enlarger.

    I was told I need a 4.5 inch cone lens board in order to enlarge. Is this true or can I get away with using the traditional flat lens board? Does the cone allow me to enlarge in ways that aren't possible withthe flat lens board? Do I have an option between the two?

    I appreciate your response.
     
  2. Bruce Osgood

    Bruce Osgood Membership Council Council

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    Ask Harry:
    http://www.classic-enlargers.com/
    Harry's the worlds leading expert on Omega enlargers.
    I'm sure others here will be able to answer but Harry should be the official source for Omega info.
     
  3. wdemere

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    Yes, you need the cone. It needs a circular lense board that is flat that the lense mounts to with a flange.

    See: http://www.darkroompro.com/equipment/enlargers/omega/d2/1.html
     
  4. r-brian

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    Yes you need the 4 1/2 inch cone and the 6 1/2 inch condenser set. You can use up to a 105mm lens with the flat board. Another source of info for Omega enlargers is: http://www.khbphotografix.com/omega/

    Brian