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    Omega D6 question

    I recently acquired an Omega D6 with turret and several neg holders for a very reasonable price.
    It came with a working Aristo coldlight which I'm anxious to try.
    But since Aristo is gone and I know the light will eventually fail I've been trying to piece together a condenser setup as a fallback. I've also got years worth of negs that are probably better printed with a condenser.
    So far I've gotten a lamphouse and the spacer for the fixed condensers.
    Right now there is a movable condenser from a D2 on the auction site.
    Can anyone tell me if this will work with my D6?
    Tanks for any help,

    Larry

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    Try this site.
    Hope it helps
    Pat

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    Oh sorry, I forgot you don't shoot Large Format
    Large format Pat.

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    G'day,
    Had a quick look myself. The D6 is a jazzed up D2. have fun. These guys are good to deal with. I have done so myself.
    Pat
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    Oh sorry, I forgot you don't shoot Large Format
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    You may be able to get a free condenser head if you look long enough. You have a long time to look, cold cathode lamps last many years.

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    Also, check Midwest Photo Exchange mpex.com They may not have anything listed, but email them. The last time I was there, I got a look at the basement & there were quite a few Omega d-series condensors there.

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    I'm pretty sure the D2/D3 series condensers will fit (famous last words, caveat emptor, advice worth price charged and all that). If you are only going to be printing in one size (or maybe two) you can use the fixed condenser lenses, which should be dirt cheap. The fixed lenses come in their own aluminum drum-thingy that attaches to the black lamphousing with the three thumb-screws.
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    I'd ask this question over at Harry Taylor's site, "Classic Enlargers":

    http://www.classic-enlargers.com/

    You will want to bookmark his site, and the above-referenced KHB.
    Matt

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    Pick up an Omega Pro Lab condenser head complete. There are subtle differences and trying to piece together something is pointless.

    Nothing wrong with #3 paper or Victors Intensifier which is reversable in a fixer bath.

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    Go to www.classic-enlargers.com, register, and ask on their forum there. Harry Taylor know everything about Omega enlargers.

    Did you get the continuously adjustable condenser housing that usually comes with that enlarger?



 

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