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    De Vere Enlarger factory

    Visited De Vere enlarger factory yesterday.
    Stunning findings there~

    10x12


    8x10


    Vacuum board


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    Re: De Vere Enlarger factory

    More story if you please.

    Thank you.
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    Re: De Vere Enlarger factory

    Dear Randy,
    What story did you wanna know?


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    Re: De Vere Enlarger factory

    The 5 W's like a news reporter.

    Who
    What
    Where
    When
    Why

    I mean, where are they made? Are they selling many?

    Any improvements?

    What sizes?

    Are they using new electronics? iPhone Apps? Modern heads? LED? Old lenses?

    Condensors? AN glass carriers?

    Are they one offs, bespoke, singulaur examples from a custom house?

    Not a critique, just details they supply.



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    Dear Randy,
    What story did you wanna know?


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    Re: De Vere Enlarger factory

    looks like this factory is in China?

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    Re: De Vere Enlarger factory

    Quote Originally Posted by jack_hui View Post
    looks like this factory is in China?
    Yes, it's in the north of suzhou( my city), very near Shanghai.

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    Re: De Vere Enlarger factory

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Moe View Post
    The 5 W's like a news reporter.

    Who
    What
    Where
    When
    Why

    I mean, where are they made? Are they selling many?

    Any improvements?

    What sizes?

    Are they using new electronics? iPhone Apps? Modern heads? LED? Old lenses?

    Condensors? AN glass carriers?

    Are they one offs, bespoke, singulaur examples from a custom house?

    Not a critique, just details they supply.
    Where are they made?
    China.
    The important parts from the UK

    Are they selling many?
    Yes

    Any improvements?
    Yes

    What sizes?
    4x5
    8x10
    10x12
    11x14

    Are they using new electronics?
    No

    iPhone Apps?
    No

    Modern heads?
    No sure, but like the old style

    No LED?
    No, because the LED isn't brighter enough.

    Old lenses?
    Up to the users

    Condensors?
    5x7 and 8x10 condensors for the 8x10 enlarger

    AN glass carriers?
    Yes

    The price of 4x5 is about USD 3600.
    The price of 8x10 wall model is about USD 4545.
    The price of 8x10 vertical model isabout USD 5909.
    80x110cm vacuum board is about USD 425.
    140x180cm vacuum board is about USD 1516.
    The manufacturer takes the charge of crating.
    The buyer pays the shipping cost.

    One of my friend wanted to buy an 8x10 enlarger. So I was with him to the factory yesterday.
    I didn't ask the price of 10x12 enlarger. It's said someone had booked a 11x14 enlarger.

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    Re: De Vere Enlarger factory

    Thank you Pierre for all your answers.

    I consider this great news as it shows a market need is being met.

    Which also means enlarging is not dead and China is interested in LF capture and traditional Lf enlargement onto SG paper.

    Excellent report.
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    Re: De Vere Enlarger factory

    Yes that's great and the prices aren't even bad considering today's prices in general and the market though I suspect shipping one would add enormously to those prices.
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    Re: De Vere Enlarger factory

    I knew that Odyssey Sales (the successor to DeVere) had been manufacturing in China about 10 years ago - I'd assumed (wrongly) that that had ceased & that reconditioning of already made machines was all they were doing. The 504 & 5108 are great machines - some of the most precise & well made enlargers ever.

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