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Sean

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Well, I had 3, and then I get a call from a relative this morning who has one they do not want anymore so is bringing it over for me. Now I'll have 4:
- an ULF pulse xenon
- a zone VI 35mm to 5x7 cold light enlarger
- an lpl 35mm to medium format color enlarger
- and now an agfa b&w 35mm to medium format

I'm starting to feel like a foster home for enlargers. I guess since I have the room, keep em coming..
 

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I have 1 and two halves. I have a Paterson/Philips PCS 2500 for sizes up to 6x7 and a Graflarger cold light back for my Linhof for 4x5", which I use on a Bogen copystand that was originally for a 22A Special enlarger (I thought I would buy a "real" copystand at one time, and then realized that Bogen sells precisely the same piece of equipment as an enlarger base/column/carriage unit and a copystand). I just sold my old 22A head to someone who wanted it for the negative carriers and parts.

No room in my Manhattan apartment for more than that!

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Update, January 2006--Well since my original post I found an Omega D-II that fits in my dark/bathroom and sold the Philips enlarger. I still keep the Graflarger for some future use, maybe if I'm spending a summer or semester away from home.

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Update, April 2012--Holding steady with the Omega D-II. Graflarger still pretty much lives in the closet.

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Update, April 2018–Honolulu darkbathroom, D-II still working. Graflarger back in storage. 22A Special chassis doing more or less permanent service a copy stand with a Linhof macro rail for fine focus and two Norman portable strobe heads and octaboxes for opaque media or a lightpad for transparent media. The strobes run off a Norman 202 200 W-s pack that stays plugged in all the time.
 
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I have two. A beseler 23C and an Omega D5. The omega has yet to be used due to the fact that I have no baseboard.
 

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Nice to know there are some other multiple enlarger folks - a Beseler 45 and 23CII in use, plus a Printmaker 35 that ended up (hope it leaves soon) - oh yeah! and a Beseler/Minolta 45A head that I hope to sell at auction and use the funds for a Versalab print washer. (are we equipment junkies or what?)
 

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Two. An Omega D2V that I use and a Durst M600 that now makes a great copy camera stand.
 

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Just recently set up number two: a Beseler 45M with condenser for 35mm and "6 by" mostly. The old favorite is a Beseler 45M with 12X12 adapter (not enough light for small format). There's my dad's old Kodak 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 around, too, but I don't think I'll set that up (yet).
 

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I'm gunna print this out and show my wife :smile:

I've just reduced from 4 to 3...

- Durst M601
- Meopta Magnifax ? (6x9 - was included in the 'pkg' when buying the Durst)
- LPL C7700 (had two I'd bought cheap, just sold one)

I intend keeping the Durst and the LPL, so I have a condensor and diffuser. If a LPL 7451/2 comes up at the right price I'll have to rethink my inventory.
 

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Use to have 4 now 3. Thru out my old condenser enlarger. Now have Omega C760, Omega D5 and Omega 5500. My old condenser was a DeJur. Each enlarger has a full set of lenses for the formats it will support.
 

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D2v with an Aristo VCL 4500 head and a Metrolux II timer. Plus a light bulb for AZO.

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I HAVE A bESSLER 45 CONDENSER FOR UP TO 4X5
aN OMEGA B-600 THAT IS MOUNTED TO THE WALL FOR PROOF SHEETS.
ALSO A HOME MADE CONTACT PRINTER THAT CAN HANDLE NEGS UP TO 14X17
 
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I have two: Omega D2V and Durst M605. I took out the condensers of both and installed diffusing glass and cold light.
 

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2 - Meopta opemus 6, and an unknown (and as yet unused) 4x5 condenser that i picked up at a junk auction for £5 - it does work though
 

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I have two: a Beseler 760C which was my workhorse until I stumbled onto an Omega DII (Note, not “2”). It has a set of condensers for 4x5, 6x7, and 35mms. It is virtually bullet-proof. It came with several carriers including one for Polaroid negatives, which I have yet to use. The Beseler is no longer used much and can be had (cheap), if I can get someone who will come and get it. My students use this equipment a bit and most seem a bit put off when they first see the enlargers sitting in the laundry room…”Is this where you make those ‘prize-winning’ photographs?” My lenses are a little more modern 
 

Donald Miller

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I have six at the moment.

One each - Omega C760XL Dichroic One each - Omega D2VXL
One each - Saunder 4550 VCCE One each - Durst 138
Two each - Durst 138 S

If anyone is looking for an enlarger, PM me.
 

Tom Duffy

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three:

1. A Durst A300 bought in 1975

2. a Saunders 4550 XL bought in 1994

3. an Omega Super Chronmega E 5x7 purchased in 2000 (moments before Kodak announced it was discontinuing 5x7 film for the first time (timing is everything :smile:)

nice to know I might be able to get 25 cents back on the dollar for my enlarger purchases!
 

Bruce Osgood

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Three:

Beseler 23CII Dichro. Used exclusively until recently for 35mm. Will print up to 6X9 it says.

Omega D5 XL, Chromagia head. Recent purchase with idea of getting into 4X5. Using it now exclusively for 35mm until I'm ready for 4X5 camera.

Beseler Dichro 67S. Foster Parenting it.
 

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Like Juan I have a light bulb, but it's hidden atop an Omega DII.
20 lightbulbs shine onto the ground glass of a Kodak 2D, on through an 8x10 negative and thence onto the far wall.
 
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