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    Bargain of the Century?

    I have just bought a Meopta Opemus 6 enlarger for £10 and a Nikkor 80mm lens for £20 off an old boy in my camera club who has gone digital. The thing has hardly been used as he also has a Durst of some description.

    Anyone used one of these and is it a good enlarger that will do me fine through my 35mm phase and up to MF or is it worth continuing to look for something else in the meantime?
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    I have an opemus 6a with a color head. It is a capable enlarger, very study. That is a very good bargain.

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    I have a Meopta 5a with colour head, although I had a few teething problems it's now working beautifully and I love using it.

    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum43/8213-meopta-opemus-5a-enlarger.html

    "Bargain of the Century?" - sure looks like it with darkroom equipment these days. I don't think your going to need look for something else.

    Good luck and don't forget to post those results

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    I'm setting it up tonight and will be printing some APUG birthday shots so will be posting over the weekend.
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    i've got one too - with the normal condenser head. It's great - the only thing to look out for is, as they get worn the friction-type focusing control tend to slaken a bit, so make sure you check your focus before each time you expose. I found the baseboard conected to the column was a little wobbly too, so I've wall mounted mine - has made all the difference.

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    Think my wife might complain if I wall mount to the kitchen wall, but I'll do that when I get a real darkroom.

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    Thats good news but you should be ashamed of yourself for taking advantage of other peoples mis-fortunes

    Maybe we should have another get together soon and I'll bring some of my work this time. The Norfolk Arm rules!


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    [QUOTE=sparx]I have just bought a Meopta Opemus 6 enlarger for £10 and a Nikkor 80mm lens for £20 off an old boy in my camera club who has gone digital. [QUOTE]

    I have heard of perfectly good enlarging equipment being chucked into a skip because nobody was interested in it, even as a giveaway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TPPhotog
    Think my wife might complain if I wall mount to the kitchen wall, but I'll do that when I get a real darkroom.
    A kitchen is a real darkroom, put to the wrong use.
    Regards Dave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy
    I have heard of perfectly good enlarging equipment being chucked into a skip because nobody was interested in it, even as a giveaway.
    tell me about it roy. I know someone who works at the greenwich maritime museum - they have a massive archive of maritime related negatives there and used to have a darkroom wiht full time worker making prints to order - anything from half frame 35mm to 8x10s ... they went digital recently and just chucked out all the darkroom stuff - can you believe that??? I coudl have done so much with it all

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