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    Eric Woodbury
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    Enlarger identification please

    What is it?

    Is it any good?

    Is a manual available?

    In need of an 8x10 enlarger for 40 x 50 " prints. Perhaps this is the one.

    Thank you all.

    -ejw--

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/F8P1GSerwF9f8XrcA

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    Re: Enlarger identification please

    Dunno about the chassis, but the head looks like a Chromega F.

    http://jollinger.com/photo/cam-coll/...ichro%20II.pdf

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    Re: Enlarger identification please

    I'd say it's a Durst L-184 with a Chromega F head. If the head doesn't work, just slap a 12x12 coldlight head and one of your timers and you'll be set! If it works, just make sure you get the fan for the head; you don't need the refrigerator. That head rotates 90 Deg for horizontal projection, so size is limited by how much space you have.

    Good luck.

    L

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    Re: Enlarger identification please

    Quote Originally Posted by Luis-F-S View Post
    I'd say it's a Durst L-184 with a Chromega F head. If the head doesn't work, just slap a 12x12 coldlight head and one of your timers and you'll be set! If it works, just make sure you get the fan for the head; you don't need the refrigerator. That head rotates 90 Deg for horizontal projection, so size is limited by how much space you have.

    Good luck.

    L
    Check if it has gelatin or dichroic filters. The gelatins Omega used we’re prone to fading.

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    Re: Enlarger identification please

    That version of the Chromega F should have dichroic filters. It's an older model, later (mid-1980s on) were painted black. I don't think that there were any mechanical differences though. I worked with several examples (not on Durst chassis though) over the years, true workhorses.

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    Re: Enlarger identification please

    Thanks all. Great help. The light source will be replaced by 12x12 coldlight already in-place.

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    Re: Enlarger identification please

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Woodbury View Post
    Thanks all. Great help. The light source will be replaced by 12x12 coldlight already in-place.
    Don’t forget that Metrolux!!

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    Re: Enlarger identification please

    Yes, it is an Italian-American hybrid of these two enlargers. I can't post the PDFs but they are available on the internet.

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    Eric Woodbury
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    Re: Enlarger identification please

    Thanks ic-racer. I did find the PDFs.

    Luis-F-S, you bet. MetroLux installed. Waiting for a place atop this monster. Took some doing to remove the old light source.

    All, thanks for taking the time to figure this puzzle. It is appreciated.

    --ejw--

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