Quote Originally Posted by paul ewins View Post
Hi Tim, I think your budget is quite realistic but you will need patience to wait for the right enlarger to come along, especially in a smaller city like Adelaide. I've got a spare Beseler 45 and a load of lensboards and carriers but I'm in Melbourne and I hate to think what the courier cost would be for something so big.
Tim, I agree with Paul - you're doing everything right - keep hanging around on eBay and the like and something will come up. I think your budget is very realistic.
I bought my De Vere 504 on eBay about 6 years ago and it was less than 200 with a Schneider Componon-S 50mm f2.8 lens. I don't know how available they are in Australia, but De Vere's are great enlargers (my opinion of course!) - built like a tank, easy to use and versatile.