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    This Enlarger? Your Thoughts?

    I just saw this enlarger on EBAY, http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1

    It is a local pick up, in my area.

    From what you can see does it look operational, etc?

    I have emailed the seller to see it.

    Any thoughts?
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    Why is the head off to one side? Shouldn't it be centred?

    You'll need negative holders.

    Ask to have it plugged in.

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    I have a slightly newer version of this enlarger and I like it quite a bit. I've never used any other 4x5 enlarger so I have no comparison, but I do like Beseler enlargers in general. A hundred bucks seems fair - mine was the newer MX, came with a lens (turned out to be fungal), and some miscelaneous darkroom stuff and it ran me around $200. I would ask if there are any lenses included too, you never know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Zentena View Post
    Why is the head off to one side? Shouldn't it be centred?

    You'll need negative holders.

    Ask to have it plugged in.

    Good idea!
    I know that this particular enlarger does shift like that, so centering it would be a good idea when I see it.
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    Nick,

    The head slides along the chrome bars. You just put it where you want it. It will tilt back too, to project on the wall. Good point about the negative carriers - depending on which size you need, they can range from cheap to quite costly.

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    Besides plugging it turning it on and seeing if the motor to move it up and down.
    What else should I look for or do when I see this?
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    Sometimes the motor gets dusty in storage so there may be a little burning smell. Don't let this worry you unless it continues for some time. I would peek in on the condensers to make sure that it wasn't dropped too. The head comes apart in a couple of pieces and if you move it without knowing what to expect, the head can fall off unexpectedly. As long as the condensers are not chipped badly you should be fine. Small chips shouldn't be that big of a deal.

    See if it comes with filters too. I believe that this model uses the small filters near the lens rather than up above near the condenser.

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    I'm not sure there is much else. Check the various knobs.

    If they let you open the head and look at the condensors?

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    One more thing. Check the cord that attaches to the lamp housing. Mine was frayed when I first bought it. It is an easy fix if your handy with electrical work, but it can give you problems if it is not repaired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Zentena View Post
    If they let you open the head and look at the condensors?
    To see if they are cracked or there right?
    How many should there be?
    One right?
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