Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Bannow View Post
Used prices on Ilford heads are getting up there too though ...
Most definitely. I passed on a couple of offers for 2nd hand 500 systems several years back - now I wish I hadn't. I imagine that the vast majority of 500 systems were originally bought by labs and universities. Most of the labs (and university darkrooms) that have ditched their traditional printing equipment did it several years ago. Those that weathered the storm and still have their enlargers in place are probably going to keep them. You might see them trickle onto the market every now and then, but I have a feeling that the days of picking up Ilford 500 systems for cheap have passed. Hopefully I am wrong