I have a Zone VI Type 2 enlarger with the VC head. I mostly split filter print using VC papers and a RH Designs StopClock timer. It took me a while to learn to print with this setup since before I only used a regular coldlite and graded papers. The enlarger is built like a tank, but I wouldn't recomend it unless you found a screaming deal. There is no support for parts and since this enlarger wasn't built in large numbers there aren't many used ones out there to scavage. I would recomend something that had a wider following when produced.