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    Cold light or Condenser?

    Which is your weapon of choice and does it change with format?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Wooten
    Which is your weapon of choice and does it change with format?
    23c with condenser, DII with Zone VI vc cold light. I mainly use the ZoneVI for everything but 35 (no negative holder).

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    I have one of each. I use the Omega with the Aristo VCL400 cold light for smaller negs and a Durst 138s condenser for the larger negs

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdef
    Neither. I use a diffusion color head, and wouldn't have it any other way.

    Jay
    too many moving parts for me just a switch to convert the color of the light from green to blue.

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    Will any color head work ok for b and w....there are a lot of really cheap enlargers out there.....I have always used my Omega D2V...bought 30 years or so and have used only the condenser head and for all formats 35-4 x 5

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    I have one VCL4500 for the Omega D5 and a Durst Cold Light (made by Aristo) for the Durst 138.
    I still have the condensers for the Durst but when you get into cold light it's difficult to go back.

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    Coldlight for 2 1/4 and up and condenser for 2 1/4 and down. I'd like to change the condenser over to an LED source, but I haven't had the time to make one.
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    I have a besler 23c with a cold head and I love it. I also have a besler with a condenser sitting next to the cold head and it is just gathering dust. I can't give it up though.
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    Saunders/LPL dial in diffusion 4550 XLG for 6x7cm and 4x5”

    Durst 138S with Aristo cold light 12x12” for 8x10” with RH Designs StopClock Vario. I've only been using this for about two months, but the more I learn the more I like it.


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    I had (still have, sort of) an Omega B22 with condensers, in the mid 70's, used for years for 35 and 6x6, used a rental darkroom for 4x5. Someone gave me a D2 missing the condensers. I bought an Aristo cold light (Fred Picker convinced me not to get condensors), and the first neg I printed had a very long range, including some harsh sunlit areas (internal atrium shot with 4x5). The burning in was so painless, I continued to use it and never went back. My current bulb is the V54 high intensity (made by Aristo), Forte Fiber Polygrade, can't beat it. My condenser B22 is now in my sister's darkroom in Boston.

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