Hi again everyone,
I have taken some photos of the enlarger. Please take a look and share any tips you may have regarding this or similar enlarger.
What you see in the attached pictures:
1. Side view.
2. Light path: light beam from the bulb goes via a thick lens, then is reflected in a diagonal mirror, then goes through another lens (this one is movable and, by sliding on rails, can be changed to a lens of a different shape).
3. Filters. These are moved automatically by motors controlled from the color-mixing box illustrated further.
4. This is where probably a part is missing -- I think there should be something here that moves the lens up and down for focusing. I can live without autofocusing.
5. View from easel up.
6. Front view with head cover off.
7. The easel. It has 3 roles, I believe: holding the paper, measuring the light, and autofocusing. It is interconnected with the color-mixing box, and with the enlarger. When pressing the metal lever seen in the bottom, the enlarger lights up 3 times for 1/10 second or so each. This is regardless of how dense a negative I put in the holder. So, the light metering thing does not seem to work, or is missing something.
8. The color-mixing box. It looks cool, but it does not seem to do anything, even though it is connected to both the easel and the enlarger. I cannot make it move the color filters.
9. Back of the color mixing box.
10. Box with lenses, holders, etc. Wooden, vintage look .
What I would love to know is... well, actually ANYTHING about this or similar enlargers. Especially, if this can be operated manually, if there is any way to move the color filters, and if I can make any use of the easel and the color box.
In the worst case, I will hard-wire the bulb to an electric plug and use a regular darkroom timer. But before I do that, I would love to hear ANY input you may have. Most of you are more experienced then me, so any tips are very, very welcome.
Last edited by Adam Podstawczyński; 09-01-2010 at 05:12 AM. Click to view previous post history.