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    Which enlarger do you print with

    I am wondering which enlarger do others print with.
    At the time being, I am using a Beseler 23CII with a color head.
    I have in storage a Beseler 45mbx with color and condenser heads, 1 more 23CII with condenser head, 2 Omega B22's ( one xl ).
    And most carriers for them.
    I have been thinking about just going back to the B22 since I don't print color anymore and my darkroom has downsized to a spare bathroom now.
    If I go back to the B22, I'll have to support the column to keep the vibration down and help support it. I do like printing large and the B22XL would ( I think) suffice.

    This is somthing I have been wondering about and how well you like what you use.

    Any response on this will be interesting to know.

    Richard

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    I use a Durst Laborator 1200 with an Ilford Multigrade 500 head. I love it and use it exclusively. I also have an LPL 6700 which I have never used since I got my Durst. I only do BW printing.

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    hi there

    it depends what i am enlarging to be honest ...
    durst m601 ( >6x6 ); omega d3v-m/c ( <6x6-4x5 );
    and a omega e4 ( <4x5 - 5x7 )
    the durst is condenser, the omegas are both condenser + cold light ..

    these days i must admit i contact print more than enlarge .. but i can't bear to get rid of the 3 magi

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    I use the Leitz V35 for 35mm and a Durst M601 for 6x6. I like both of them, but rarely make very large prints. The V35 can do 17x enlargements on the baseboard which is quite impressive. It only does 35mm(or smaller) negatives. I only make B&W prints. Alex

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    V35 Focomat and Axomat 5a for 35mm, magnifax 3 for 120 films.

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    At one time I had and used 12 enlargers in my dark room. I have downsized considerably, and only use an Omega D-6 Pro Lab with two turrets with my favorite lenses. I still have an Omega C-700 and Beseler 23CII in storage(both are for sale).
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    Beseler 45, I can never remember all the letter codes, but it is motorized, square bellows, and I have computer and condensor heads for it.

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    Big Ol' D6
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    In Canada I was using a Beseler 45MX but it's a beast and there was no way I could bring it to Japan. Then I found someone who wanted to give away their darkroom and now use an LPL 7700 when I can (usually during my holidays).
    Rachelle

    My favorite thing is to go where I've never been. D. Arbus

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    Ditched a V35 for a Ic color.
    But I'm always on my IIc altough i use my Ic when I must.

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