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    CRAP!

    CRAP!
    I just found out my Philips PCS 130 enlarger requires a separate set of condensers in order to print 6x7. What a disappointment! And I see a set of them just sold on ebay. Good luck finding another set.

    Grrr...
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    It just so happens I have a set of condensers here labelled "Philips 6x7 Condenser set type PCB167". Is that what you're looking for? They're not actually mine but belong to a friend but if it's what you want I'm sure he'll be willing to sell . They're quite heavy though so postage to the US might be costly.

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    They were the first to go to go out f stock decades ago.

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    If someone could get the dimensions maybe an equivalent could be found from Edmund optics or some place.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    There were three or four condenser lenses in square frames that fit into a drawer and could be mixed and matched for 35mm, 6x6, or 6x7, and the standard set was 6x6. I had them all at one time. That was a really great system, and I recall that when it was new, it was quite expensive. Given the cost of enlargers these days, it's probably less expensive to buy a 6x7 enlarger than to fabricate the frames and cut the lenses to size.
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    The 6x7 set has larger diameter condensers than will fit in the available space. The solution was to cut the sides on the 7 cm end so they were no longer round condensers. No substitution is possible because of the odd.

    configuration.

    Buy a new enlarger. You will be better off.

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    An APUG member has come through and i am buying a set of proper condensers.

    "Given the cost of enlargers these days, it's probably less expensive to buy a 6x7 enlarger.. "
    What i thought i bought was a 6x7 enlarger. The 'manual' I downloaded did not say anything about the condensers. That is why I was frustrated. Sorry for being over-dramatic in the original post. B
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