In early January, I won a Bogen 22a Special Enlarger on eBay for a reasonable price of $13 (shipping, however, was not so reasonable). After a hellish experience with an awful seller, I received said enlarger a month later.
Upon unpacking and putting the enlarger together, I have found that there is no filter drawer. Besides the downside of not having a place to put my contrast filters, there is a huge light-spewing hole in my enlarger.
I am wondering a few things:
1) If anyone might know where I would be able to find a filter drawer to fit a Bogen 22a Special (I have already checked eBay, and continue to check daily, I am looking for other recommendations)?
2) If anyone here might have one they are willing to sell?
3) If anyone has any suggestions for what I can do in the meantime to use my enlarger without a filter drawer? I am thinking some heavy layers of black tape would do - any reason this might be a bad idea?
4) On a less important note - if anyone knows where I might be able to find a 6x6 negative carrier for the Bogen 22a (I already have an 80mm lens) or has one that they are willing to sell?
Any help is much appreciated! Thanks!