I'm looking to redeem my status as owner of a 5x7 enlarger. I used to own an Omega E5, but at the time I was only shooting 35mm and 6x6, so I gave it to someone that needed it.
Now I have a 5x7, and I thought I was going to be contact printing those, but I'd like to be able to enlarge those negatives, and I need your advice on what enlarger is a good model to own.
I currently use an Omega ProLab 4x5, and I love it for its lens turret with room for 3 lenses. Is there a 5x7 equivalent?
What say you?
I don't have a whole lot of cash to spend on this or I'd just go on a hunt. Now I'm looking to see what's best value out there. I'm thinking about placing an ad in the local papers to see what materializes, but want to know what I'm getting myself into.
Is 210mm about 'normal' for a 5x7 neg?