Buying a whole darkroom - $400!
Just got the email I was so hoping for! An older gentleman that called to offer me a Zone VI tripod the other night ended up telling me he had a whole darkroom setup included a Beseler 45 MXT and archival print washer. He just emailed me and offered it all to me plus the tripod for $400! I know the enlarger alone is worth way more than that. He is also giving me a Schenider Componon 150mm enlarging lens along with trays, safelight ect. Now I just have to figure out how all this stuff is going to work in my small downstairs bathroom! I may go ahead and build a small darkroom in my garage this summer since I already have water to one section it wouldn't be to hard to build.
One stoked guy over here!
"You'll never have to buy another...."
If the MXT was sold by Zone VI it probably comes with Fred Picker's cold-light head in which case you must be very careful moving/shipping it as they can break quite easily. My cold-light head was broken in transit and Calumet took it in and repaired it perfectly for $130.00 (paid for by UPS). It's a great set-up. As for the tripod, You have what Fred would say is "the best damn tripod ever made"! :)