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    Greetings from New England

    I am new to the forum, hello!
    It's such a relief to be here. I'm a painter with a background in photography. I'm currently starting up a darkroom and re-entering b&w photography. I've been out of touch and in need of understanding what I need for equipment. I want to work in medium format (just purchased a Hasselblad 500C), A 6x9 pinhole camera and eventually 4x5. Right now I'm looking for enlargers-unclear which one(s) would be best to cover these formats. My hope is to print as small as 6x6 to 20+ inches. I don't want to be confined to 8x10" papers. Thanks very much~

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    Welcome, Indica. We have a good group of New Englanders who will be able to help you out with getting your darkroom set up. Any 4x5 enlarger will work for all the formats you plan to use. Keep an eye out on classifieds here, and of course, Craigs List and such for darkroom gear. Good luck with your darkroom!

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    Welcome. This is the best place to get information anything film. As Suzanne said, any 4x5 enlarger should work for you but a more common standard enlarger would work up to the 6x7 format size printing 20x24. You could always, depending on how good you are with your hands, cobble together a LF enlarger. I used a home made enlarger for years. Congrates on scoring a 500C.
    Thy heart -- thy heart! -- I wake and sigh,
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    Welcome. A couple of years ago I found a Beseler 45 M series enlarger on eBay that was being sold through the State surplus property liquidator. Came from a college darkroom and works fine. Cost: $17.
    Dave

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    She's always out the window, When it comes to making Dreams.

    It's all mixed up, It's all mixed up, It's all mixed up."

    From It's All Mixed Up by The Cars

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    Hello and a hardy welcome to the family. You've come to the right place to learn and share knowledge on more than just photography.
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    Welcome Home Indica !

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    Hello and a warm welcome to APUG! You may look up KEH.

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    All of us here paint as well, we just do it with light.
    Thy heart -- thy heart! -- I wake and sigh,
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    Of the truth that gold can never buy
    Of the bawbles that it may.

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    Welcome from Old England.
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    Welcome to APUG.
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