Omega E6 questions

Discussion in 'Darkroom Equipment' started by eli griggs, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. eli griggs

    eli griggs Member

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    I recently received an Omega E6 enlarger with the circle-light cold head and after receiving no responses to my request for a link to an online manual or pdf file I thought I'd better try to find out what members with experience using this enlarger or light head can tell me in general.

    I haven't worked with a cold head yet and I seem to recall that this type doesn't play well with polycontrast papers.

    It looks to me like I have about a dozen different film holders for this, including a glass 4x5 or 5x7 holder and what looks like an adapter of 'fiberboard' for film holders. There is also a dish-like turret with gel or poly filters, in numbered positions.

    I don't have a baseboard for this yet and if anyone here has an idea of what size is needed I'd appreciate the feedback. I can build a wood one without trouble and have even thought about getting one made of soapstone or granite from the stone yard where my wife works.

    Any tips are welcomed.

    Cheers