Craigslist enlargers... help me find the best one for me
OK, to start off, I will be printing black-and-white (of course... I'm not hardcore enough to do color printing at home) of primarily 35mm but I will also want the ability to do at least 6x6cm or possibly 645 or 6x7.
There are a few enlargers I'm going to check out tomorrow:
1. A Beseler (45?) It can print up to 4x5 negs, which I almost certainly won't want to do, but I guess it could be cool. The thing is a total beast, though (it's huge). It looks like one of the older models. $40 with a 35mm carrier, doesn't look like a lens comes with. http://sandiego.craigslist.org/esd/pho/1266363703.html
2. A Beseler 23C (II XL?) This has a blue head which I thought belonged with the series II, but it has the XL column with the reinforcements. This one also comes with a good EL-Nikkor lens. The "adjustment arm" (which I assume to be the elevation crank) is broken, but he says it still raises, lowers, and locks into place correctly. I think I'd try to talk this guy down because of that, but this is probably my favorite. http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/pho/1266254392.html
3. A Beseler 23C II. Older model, no lens, no negative carrier, but very cheap. http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/pho/1265377166.html
4. An Omega C700 with complete darkroom setup. This is very attractive, as I need trays, a safelight, etc, but it comes with a crappy lens and I haven't been able to find a 6x6 carrier for the C700. Only $100! This would be my choice if only I could find a 6x6 carrier for it. http://sandiego.craigslist.org/esd/pho/1269721791.html
Any advice guys?