I am looking to replace a malfunctioning 23C with something I will use exclusively for 35mm. I have 2 other enlargers, one is set up for 6x6 and one is for 4x5 so I'm lucky enough to dedicate another to 35mm.
I am thinking that the Leica/Leitz Focomat v35 looks like a terrific option. They are not easy to find and get pretty expensive, but I'm willing to invest in something nice if necessary.
Is there any reason not to consider a late-model v35 if I can find one? I looked at the Focomat IIc also and while they look like great gear they're all getting pretty old by now.