Which enlarger do you print with

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  1. payral

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    I use a 5x7 Zone VI Type II with a Heiland VC LED head.
     
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    Durst L1200 with MG500, L1200 with CLS450 and L1000 with condenser head.
     
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    I have an Omega Super Chromega D5 with lens turret for anything bigger than MF 6x6. And for the "smaller stuff" I am using a Dunco II 67 Pro with a Heiland Splitgrade Moduel/Controller. For contacts I have set up a Dunco II 66 VC with standard settings
     
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    I think I remember that Burke and James once made a good line of enlargers that they called "SOLAR" so I would not be surprised if someone in this group is still using a "SOLAR" to enlarge their negatives......Regards!
     
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    I think I remember that Burke and James once made a good line of enlargers that they called "SOLAR" so I would not be surprised if someone in this group is still using a "SOLAR" to enlarge their negatives......Regards!
     
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    Durst F30 for small format and an Omega D2v for medium format and 4x5.
     
  7. I have a Super Chromega Dichroic II D5-XL.
     
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    At home: 2 Beseler 4x5. One with the standard condenser head, and the second with the 45s "color" head. Both are controlled through the same RHDesigns timer via a switching hub that I designed and built.

    At the facility where I teach: 2 Beseler 4x5 and 8 23Cs. All with condenser heads.
     
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    David, how do you handle negative "pop"?
     
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    I use a Durst L1200 or a Durst 805;both have the top of the column bracketed to the wall to minimize vibration and both work well by using their color heads for VC printing.
     
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    I use a Durst L1200 or a Durst 805;both have the top of the column bracketed to the wall to minimize vibration and both work well by using their color heads for VC printing.
     
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    Beseler 45MXT with Aristo cold light head and Schneider Componon-S enlarging lenses.
     
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    negative pop is not an issue for me because, I print exclusively with glass carriers.
     
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    negative pop is not an issue for me because, I print exclusively with glass carriers.
     
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    Most of my enlarging has been done with a 50 F/2.8 CE Rokkor on a Vivitar 356. Decades ago I used a 2in. TTH Ental II, but like an idiot, sold it with my first enlarger, a 35mm Rowi - when I thought I had a space problem.
     
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    Years ago before I got the D3 I had a 4X5 Solar, it was well made, just clumsy to use, did not have a crank, the head was heavy, had to loosen the tighting screw and move the head up and down. It did have a tension spring that helped. I had used Omega while in the AF so when I had the money got a used D3.
     
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    Hi David,

    I also have an RHDesign timer that I would be interested in switching between two enkarger. Is it just a matter of switching the output?

    claudio
     
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    I use a Kaiser VPM 7005 multigrade enlarger. This is a diffuser/condenser enlarger with dichroic filters. I only use 35mm and medium format and only print black and white. I can enlarge up to 6x7 medium format or 6x9 if I changed the condenser. I use a variety of Rodenstock and Schnieder lenses of different focal lengths for various formats.
     
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    When I enlarge, I use a Beseler 45VXL with an Oriental VC-CLS variable contrast cold-light head.
     
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    Bob,your enlarger is just a little bit smaller than my darkroom.I use an Omega c67.
     
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    Wow! That DeVere is a dream! I couldn’t care less about Brad Pitt; Angelina Jolie would be much better.
     
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    Sure she is crazy, she was married with Brad Pitt! :wink:
     
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