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    130 is a very "standard" developer. Just not currently in vogue on a commercial basis. It is a good all-round neutral-tone developer that benefits most papers. It's no solarol soft if that's what you mean.

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    Stephanie,

    Keep in mind--you will really only be bidding againts people within a short drive of the enlarger. No one wants to ship one of these things if they can help it.

    Second, 130 is a reasonable developer. Not that I have a lot of experience, but I have used a variant of it and been happy.

    photo-forumulary is a good group. I got mine through the Digital Truth site just to pay back for some of the information I have used from there.

    Matt

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    [Omega with a condenser head. Formulary 130 because it seems to be a good balance of working life, cost-effectiveness, and capacity.[/QUOTE]

    Is it a fixed condenser or a variable condenser? You will know the difference because the variable condenser housing has adjustable positions for the top condenser depending on the lens. I have owned a D3 or over 30 years and find the Omega to be a well build enlarger. Negatives carriers and lens cones and boards are common on E Bay. I am currently using 130 which I find to be a very good developer, I like it better than Dektol. But I don't see much, if any, difference between 130 and Zonal Pro or Ultra Black. Cost seems about the same as Zonal Pro.

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    If you get the 4x5 and need a 50mm lens, I have a Nikon 50mm f4 lens you can have. The f4 is not a valuable toy, but it might be a an OK start. I had no problems with it. Besides, getting it out of the house will help me forget the guy who sold it to me at the f2.8 price...


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