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    Zone VI Enlarger question - lens boards

    Greetings,

    I am setting up type 1 and type 2 enlargers, but we are missing lens boards.

    Would anyone be so kind as to take some pictures of the hardware needed and provide a brief explination so that we can then go manufacture the needed hardware.

    Looking at the 5x7 (type 1?) enlarger we have a round disk with three screw holes. A second plastic piece with matching screw holes has a oval type cut out in it and appears to mount below the disc. We think the lens board would go in the cut out of the plastic piece, but we have not found any reference images...

    Your help is greatly appreciated,

    ~Nicholas

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    Re: Zone VI Enlarger question - lens boards

    Have you contacted the Calumet tech. dept.?

    There is a remote possibility that they still have lens boards for the Zone VI enlargers in stock.

    (BTW, don't even bother asking a Calumet sales person. Ask to speak directly to the tech. dept.)

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    Re: Zone VI Enlarger question - lens boards

    Type II:

    RANGE OF LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY | TECHNIQUES | TECHNICAL MANUALS > Zone VI Enlarger Installation Manual

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    Re: Zone VI Enlarger question - lens boards

    aha! for the type I it looks like just the circular disc is needed, though we may need to make some with different sized holes....

    thanks,

    still looking for how the Type I works...
    (i'll give Calumet a call)

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    Re: Zone VI Enlarger question - lens boards

    Nick, The type 1 boards were like a circle with two opposing sides cut off. That shape matches the opening for the enlarger lens board mount so all you do is insert the board and rotate, then lock in in place with finger screws. I have the schematic of the type 1 boards and will try to forward it tomorrow night. I see the type 2 boards in an old Calumet catalog. They obviously bayonet into place by matching keyhole shaped slots with some sort of pins on the enlarger.
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    Re: Zone VI Enlarger question - lens boards

    Here is an image from a Zone VI Type II lensboard I did some time ago.
    I hope it will help.
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    Re: Zone VI Enlarger question - lens boards

    Thank you so much Phillipe!

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    Here is an image from a Zone VI Type II lensboard I did some time ago.
    I hope it will help.
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    Re: Zone VI Enlarger question - lens boards

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ID:	82836Schematic for the Zone VI type 1 lens board
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    Re: Zone VI Enlarger question - lens boards

    Out of curiosity, why both the Type 1 and Type 2?

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    Re: Zone VI Enlarger question - lens boards

    Two were donated to CU Boulder and we are setting them up for students to use!

    Quote Originally Posted by neil poulsen View Post
    Out of curiosity, why both the Type 1 and Type 2?

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