I started out on an Omega C700. I also picked an Opemus 5a with the Meochrom head up off the curb. The Opemus is smaller than what I remember the C700 being.
Ditto on the Omega C700 - love mine... 6x7!
There was a great small Durst 66 I can't remember the exact model number, other than that the Meopta's, it's highly unlikely you'd find any of the US brands, like Omega.
The durst F60 is very small and light. If you get one, just be sure it includes the necessary negative holder and condenser for medium format, as they can be hard to find/expensive.
That's the one the F60. They do appear on Ebay regularly in Europe.
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I have a Meopta Opemus 6a. The column is 81cm (32") high; baseboard is 42cmX59cm (16.5"X23.5"). It's good for 6x6.
Are 6x9 enlargers really so much bigger than 6x6 enlargers? If there is little difference in size, the ability to enlarge multiple formats would be a major advantage—unless one never means to try a 6x7 or 6x9 camera.
After 6x6, the glass on the lenses for the diffusers become huge.
Larger enlargers need much structural support just to handle beefy quantities of glass.
On the C700, they actually cut the lenses to a square to save weight.