Zone IV Enlarger ~ New Model??

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Jim Moore

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I have heard rumors that there will be a new model of the Zone VI Enlarger out soon.

Has anyone else heard such a thing??

Looking at Calumets Web Site they no longer have any Zone VI Enlargers listed.

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Heard somewhere. Don't know where, that the new VC enlarger will use an LED instead of florescent light source. It will be a 4x5 instead of their 5x7 model. Does this mean no 8x10? Stay tuned, I guess...
 

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From their latest catalog, they still list the Zone VI but at the bottom, the say:

Coming soon,
"a revolutionary new variable contrast light source that will change the way you think about diffusion black and white printing."

I believe Tom is right it is a LED.

Later,


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Tom is right, I saw the prototype when I visited Richard Newman when I was in California last November. Richard told me about 2 years ago that he was working with Zone VI on this new development. Richard is very enthusiastic about the concept, I understand that, unlike cold cathode, the light source is quite bright and exposure times are relatively quick.
 

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No 8x10??? Are they serious? Perhaps the lightsource, if LED, would be too difficult to make in 8x10? Where does that leave us regarding optinos for 8x10 enlargers that are 'affordable'? I have a Zone VI Model I 8x10 non-VC that I guess I had better hang onto.

-Mike
 

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mikewhi said:
No 8x10??? Are they serious? Perhaps the lightsource, if LED, would be too difficult to make in 8x10? Where does that leave us regarding optinos for 8x10 enlargers that are 'affordable'? I have a Zone VI Model I 8x10 non-VC that I guess I had better hang onto.

-Mike

As an alternative to cold light sources, one can build a LED light source head. Printing times would be quicker the coldlights and it would still remain a diffusion source. The design is in the public domain at HUB. (A Google search will locate it for you). While Hub built a head for a 4X5 Devere, it could very easily be built to 8X10 format.
 

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Donald Miller said:
As an alternative to cold light sources, one can build a LED light source head. Printing times would be quicker the coldlights and it would still remain a diffusion source. The design is in the public domain at HUB. (A Google search will locate it for you). While Hub built a head for a 4X5 Devere, it could very easily be built to 8X10 format.


Hi Donald.
What is HUB? I got about 9,000,000 search results in google for it.
 

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You can see one here: Dead Link Removed, that had times of 3 sec at F11 for Grade 2. Says he had to put in a dimmer function.
 

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cspirz said:
You can see one here: Dead Link Removed, that had times of 3 sec at F11 for Grade 2. Says he had to put in a dimmer function.

Thanks for posting this. This tells me why I was having trouble searching for it. I had not accurately remembered and misspelled his name. I have bookmarked it for future reference.
 
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