I believe I turned down an Axomat II a couple of years ago. The build is excellent and solid but I simply cannot deal with a piece of glass touching the top of the negative. I use ONLY enlargers with glassless carriers. Many will disagree with that assessment and who am I to say which is the best way to go? But I at least wanted to apprise Sylvia of the fact that eliminating dust from the negative stage will be now (with a glass carrier) more of a task (although the negative will be flatter). I don't like the trade off but some praise the glass system. - David Lyga.