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Thread: An old friend offered us his D-2 he no longer uses.

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    An old friend offered us his D-2 he no longer uses.

    ALL the condensers (many new) ALL the accessories, plus a Cold Light, extension, timer and lenses. The whole shebang!
    What do I do?
    It is very generous however I already have a D-II (with hardly any accessories)
    The D-2 would be an upgrade for sure just because of the extra goodies. Should I keep my D-II for parts or should I find for a new home for it?
    My friend commented that D-2/D-II parts are getting harder to find.
    So I'm thinking on it.

    Any suggestions?
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.
    I'm not OCD. I'm CDO which is alphabetically correct.

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    Re: An old friend offered us his D-2 he no longer uses.

    Depending on the coldlight for the D2 it may fit the DII that would be a reason for me to perhaps keep both. I still keep a 23c and my DII with Zone VI cold light. I can't say that I use the Condenser 23c very often though.

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    Re: An old friend offered us his D-2 he no longer uses.

    That’s a very generous friend. You are truly blessed.

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    Re: An old friend offered us his D-2 he no longer uses.

    Do you have room for it???

    Steve K

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    Re: An old friend offered us his D-2 he no longer uses.

    Does the D2 gift include a color head ?
    If so, and you have the room, use the D2 for color and the DII for black and white, that's basically the set up I have.
    Most of the accessories should fit each other, especially the lenses and the extensions.

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    Re: An old friend offered us his D-2 he no longer uses.

    Keep it, should anything happen to yours it may be impossible to replace before long.

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    Re: An old friend offered us his D-2 he no longer uses.

    Quote Originally Posted by LabRat View Post
    Do you have room for it???

    Steve K
    I can put the D-II in mothballs in the garage. Then I'll have room.
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.
    I'm not OCD. I'm CDO which is alphabetically correct.

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    Re: An old friend offered us his D-2 he no longer uses.

    Quote Originally Posted by jmdavis View Post
    Depending on the coldlight for the D2 it may fit the DII that would be a reason for me to perhaps keep both. I still keep a 23c and my DII with Zone VI cold light. I can't say that I use the Condenser 23c very often though.
    It's an Omega cold light. It looks like a flying saucer.
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.
    I'm not OCD. I'm CDO which is alphabetically correct.

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    Re: An old friend offered us his D-2 he no longer uses.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim C. View Post
    Does the D2 gift include a color head ?
    .
    That I don't know. I'd doubt it.
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.
    I'm not OCD. I'm CDO which is alphabetically correct.

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    Re: An old friend offered us his D-2 he no longer uses.

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kasaian View Post
    It's an Omega cold light. It looks like a flying saucer.
    hmm, if I recall correctly that should fit a DII, my first enlarger was a D2 and I later got the Omega flying saucer cold light
    and a color head, when I found a DII in the trash I put the cold light on it to compare differences vs the condenser head.

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