Building a home darkroom with a few options.
Edit: I believe this should be in Darkroom Equiptment... Sorry! Feel free to move.
I'm looking for the cheap route to a black and white darkroom in my home. I shoot mainly 6x6 with hopes of 4x5 in the future. My sister uses 35mm. I have printed in the school darkroom before and own an 80/5.6 Nikkor for 6x6 printing. I made a want ad on Craigslist and came up with a few people, here are my options:
"I have a 4x5 Omega D II enlarger
The enlarger includes
a lens cone with a 135 mm lens, a flat lens board, carriers.
I'd like 100 for the enlarger, lens, carriers and easel
I can include negative carriers for 35, 6x6 and 4x5.
It has a 135mm lens. I will also include a lens board that you can mount a smaller lens in for 35mm or medium format negatives.
For an additional $20, I can add a 50 or 75mm lens. Mounting a lens on the flat board will require a retaining ring, which I may have, but I am not sure.
The enlarger is in good condition, I was using it regularly until I bought a fancier one a while back.
I have various easels that I can include, your choice."
Price of $100, would still need safelight, trays, etc etc.
"Besseler 67 Enlarger
safe light w/ red bulb
3 packs B&W printing paper..one is open
pack of B&W test strips
2 film spools and tank
lens cleaning tissue paper
Voss enlarger focus aid
Kodak Polycontrast II filter set
pkg. archival preservers to hold negative strips
bag of clips to hang wet prints
Kodak auto tray siphon
dial thermometer (hooks up to faucet)
one black tray
Book..."Into Your Darkroom Step by Step by Dennis Curtin
if I find more stuff..I'll include it
(storage containers & some trays were tossed away last year..badly stained)
All for just $50 FIFTY bucks !"
"I have a enlarger B600, trays, tongs, filters, safe light, paper safe, exposure meter, contact sheet platform. It's for 35mm if interested and I'm in xxxx."
No price yet, but I'll update this thread when I have one.
Which would you guys do? Any advice? Thanks!