This thread is hilarious! All these enlargers that enthusiasts have.
Of course, I'm no exception.
I'm down to three enlargers.
- Zone VI Type I with 35mm through 4x5, plus 6x17 negative carrier. I use this with a Beseler 45S head via the Zone VI Type I Beseler adapter. (Calumet sold me their last one.) Also have the Type II non-VC 8x10 head. It can be adapted to the Type I.
- Zone VI Type II, 35mm through 8x10 w/both 5x7 and 8x10 VC Type II heads. Have the Zone VI Type II Beseler adapter (Calumet sold me their last one!) to use with the 45S. I was recently able to purchase the focus extension to this enlarger.
- Omega D6 with Chromega II head. 35mm through 4x5 glassless and glass negative carriers. (Paid $60.)
Except for the 4x5, for which I have an El Nikkor 150mm A, I have all Apo-Rodagon enlarging lenses for each format. This includes a 240mm Apo Rodagon for 8x10, which I believe to be one of the best enlarging lenses for a Type II 8x10. It's actually a process lens optimized at f16; it's sharper and has a wider field than the standard 240mm Rodagon lens.
Last edited by Neil Poulsen; 03-28-2012 at 01:53 PM. Click to view previous post history.