I have two, a Beseler CB7 which is the main enlarger I use for my 4x5 work. I have lots of lens and boards to go with it so I use it for other formats as well. I also have a Beseler 67C, which is the enlarger I bought 30 years ago and is mostly in storage these days. I was just given one of those portable Russian enlargers in a suitcase. I wont use it other than maybe to do a couple of prints to see what you can get out of it.
One Omega D-2V, one Omega D-2V using a 3-condenser set or an Aristo cold light head, one Omega DM point source enlarger with two heads and 4 condensers, and one Focomat 1c for 35mm. I also have a stored Omega B-8 that belongs to my daughter.
I usually use the Omega D-2V. Darkroom is 10 years old and is 9' X 8' with a Leedal 20" X 60" stainless sink ordered by Kodak, but not delivered.
For medium format I use a LPL (Rollei branded) 670 MXL/7700 and a Leitz 1c
The LPL 7700 is a great enlarger. However its heavy to move when I switch to a Leitz 1c or Valoy II. I find having a color and condenser head is useful. The LPL is easy to change out heads, very similar to a Durst 605.
I recently acquired a Valoy II, Leitz 1c and LPL 7700 CXL (condenser) for a community DR. For prints on 8x10 paper the Valoy is a delight to use. Its so small and the helical with illuminated Nikkor 50mm is user friendly. The Leitz 10x12 wood easel is a perfect companion to the Valoy.
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