Sylvia, in a sense it's out of date. It was produced until about 2005 (someone may have better information) I think but the current Axomat is Model 5. The Axomats only handle 35mm. I have an Opemus which will do up to 6x6. Having said that, the design of these enlargers is pretty conventional and hasn't changed all that much. It might be out of production but it can still perform quite OK. It depends more on the quality of the 50mm enlarging lens (many people substitute a Nikkor or other premium lens for the Meopta lenses). Also the condensor lenses inside the head need to be clean and unscarred. The fact that the one you are looking at is unused and in original packing is promising. It's probably quite OK but it's up to you if you want to look for a more recent one from the 3, 4 or 5 series. They're not hugely expensive.