"The 601 instructions mention adjusting the head forward (X) to prevent the column obstructing the easel with increased enlargement factors. What a good feature. I can't tell from the illustrations how far the head slides forward."
I picked up a like new M601 CLS 66. The head moves forwarding at least 2 inches on the bearing to a red line marked on the bearing bolt. It will lock in the extended position. Useful! Changes in elevation are smoother than my LPL 670. The 601 focus is also smooth. It's more convenient to remove the head on the M601 helping in portability.
The plastic LPL neg carriers are nicer in some ways & LPL has a masking glass carrier. The LPL has less column vibration vs the shorter and heavier 601 column.
A warning to others. Although I got the two mixing boxes I failed to ensure It came with a proper carrier for my -135 and MF needs. It had a glassless Sironeg carrier with SIDIA 5x5 insert. So buyer beware.
If anyone knows if a local glass firm can cut glass to fit or if someone has a carrier let me know.
Last edited by Richard Jepsen; 01-01-2013 at 05:41 PM. Click to view previous post history.