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    Where can I get a 5x4 dichroic enlarger or darkroom in the UK

    Hello I've looked on eBay, gumtree and Facebook and can't seem to find anything, what is there seems way too expensive. Does anybody know where I can find Dichroic kit, that isn't too expensive?

    Many thanks

    David

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    Re: Where can I get a 5x4 dichroic enlarger or darkroom in the UK

    Quote Originally Posted by davidar View Post
    Hello I've looked on eBay, gumtree and Facebook and can't seem to find anything, what is there seems way too expensive. Does anybody know where I can find Dichroic kit, that isn't too expensive?

    Many thanks

    David
    David

    Until you find an enlarger have a look here for darkrooms in the U.K.

    https://www.localdarkroom.com/

    Dan

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    Re: Where can I get a 5x4 dichroic enlarger or darkroom in the UK

    you could get a non-dichroic enlarger and convert it to rgb led.

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    Re: Where can I get a 5x4 dichroic enlarger or darkroom in the UK

    I bought mine from a guy on this UK forum
    http://www.film-and-darkroom-user.or...orum/index.php

    Worth putting a WTB on there and also maybe the UKLF forum

    https://www.5x4.co.uk/

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    Re: Where can I get a 5x4 dichroic enlarger or darkroom in the UK

    Try also searching in traditional, local auction houses that have general sales. Most of them are on-line now. They often have odd photographic items squeezed in. I picked a up a de Vere 504 at one of these following a chance search. Also look out on the usual auction sites for enlargers by the name of Lines & Jones. I bid on one but missed out. They had a cold cathode system but with that type you could then probably adapt it to the Intrepid light source and filter system, whcih is what I had planned to do. And that is another option too, the Intrepid system, if you can acquire a good stand and use 4x5 camera for the lens.

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    Re: Where can I get a 5x4 dichroic enlarger or darkroom in the UK

    also local high schools n colleges that once offered photography before digital. they may still have a basement full of old equipment.

    i lucked out watching classifieds on photo forums offering free for pick up moving out deals... "come take my junk."

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    Re: Where can I get a 5x4 dichroic enlarger or darkroom in the UK

    @Davidar, they are out there. This week I picked up a lpp 7450 (like new with all accessories boxed), lenses and everything else for only 250. Often eBay isn't great as people over estimate the value of some of these enlargers. I recommend just refreshing facebook daily and jumping off of anything on there. Where abouts are you based?

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    Re: Where can I get a 5x4 dichroic enlarger or darkroom in the UK

    Hi. Not sure if that helps: you could check MrCad (London) or secondhanddarkroom. Good luck.

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    Re: Where can I get a 5x4 dichroic enlarger or darkroom in the UK

    +1 for secondhanddarkroom, it’s the first place I look for darkroom stuff. Also, if you don’t see what you need on the website it’s worth giving him a call.

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    Re: Where can I get a 5x4 dichroic enlarger or darkroom in the UK

    Thanks everyone. I will keep looking thanks for the tips!

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