Opemus 7 or Omega C700 - which is better?
Having started to give some serious thought to buying a new enlarger I have come to the conclusion that either of the above would seem to be suitable. I would be buying a condensor enlarger version and was wondering which of the two would be better. The prices are £275.44 (Meopta) and £293.75 (Omega). I would also like to know what the maximum possible enlargement size is for the Meopta.
All help much appreciated,
Omega Parts availability (Omega vs Meopta)
Originally Posted by John Koehrer
John, I've always used Omega, and have never had any problems with parts. In fact, I just recently bought an Chromega D5-XL Super Dichroic, and one small part was damaged in shipping. Omage knew of the problem, and sent out a new part (now made of solid brass) right away.
I also use an Omage B-4 for making smaller prints, and an Omage D-3 Autofocus (just because it was my 1st enlarger), for sentimental reasons.
Printing on graded paper helps (no fussing around with filters), although I do enjoy the extra possibilities given when using the chromagenic filtration.
For an extra 20pounds, you can't go wrong.