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    Re: DeVere 504 questions

    Firstly, read the manuals here and here - they will stop you damaging the machine and/ or hurting yourself. All the bolts/ screws are BSF or BA threads NOT metric or US fittings. The baseboard screw fittings are 2BA (I recall).

    Odyssey Sales (De Vere's successor) can probably answer more questions than you thought, can supply a great many parts, carrier inserts, lensboards etc, etc.

    KHB might also have parts etc that you need.

    The 500 analyser thing is probably best replaced by a timer - the timer socket is a standard Bulgin plug. Wiring details are in the manual, or Odyssey can usually supply a suitable timer.

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    Re: DeVere 504 questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Luis-F-S View Post
    What lens will you use on it, that will determine whether you will need flat or recessed boards.
    I'll be using a 50mm, a 105mm, and a 135mm or 150mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by interneg View Post
    Firstly, read the manuals here and here - they will stop you damaging the machine and/ or hurting yourself. All the bolts/ screws are BSF or BA threads NOT metric or US fittings. The baseboard screw fittings are 2BA (I recall).

    Odyssey Sales (De Vere's successor) can probably answer more questions tha you thought, can supply a great many parts, carrier inserts, lensboards etc, etc.

    KHB might also have parts etc that you need.

    The 500 analyser thing is probably best replaced by a timer - the timer socket is a standard Bulgin plug. Wiring details are in the manual, or Odyssey can usually supply a suitable timer.
    Thank you! I'm trying to keep costs down but I'll read the manuals and try to find whatever else I need. I appreciate the reply!

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    Re: DeVere 504 questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel.E View Post
    I'll be using a 50mm, a 105mm, and a 135mm or 150mm
    Panels you need:

    1972 1" recess, L39 thread for 50mm
    1973 flat, L39 thread for 105/ 135 (mostly)
    1974 flat 50mm thread for 150mm (mostly)

    Exceptions are if you need the 39mm fine thread or 42mm thread, those might need to be custom ordered. John Boyce may have one or two on hand at Odyssey. De Vere had a close relationship with Rodenstock, thus Rodenstock enlarging lenses tend to be what their machines were designed around.

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    Re: DeVere 504 questions

    Excellent information! I'm getting excited about this enlarger more and more. I have a Beseler 45V-XL and is nice and all but yesterday barely handling the DeVere I could see myself switching to the DeVere.

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    Re: DeVere 504 questions

    Can a closed loop system be used as a normal manual enlarger? I'm starting to think that the one I'm thinking of getting is closed loop because of that Colour 500 analyzer/timer.

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    Re: DeVere 504 questions

    The Beseler 45V-XL is also a very good chassis

    I have mine wall mounted with 8X10 conversion

    There are Beseler 45V-XL 8X10 conversion kits, however I have DIY made by a very famous artist

    I would keep both and set them up for 2 or 3 formats, adding 5X7


    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel.E View Post
    Excellent information! I'm getting excited about this enlarger more and more. I have a Beseler 45V-XL and is nice and all but yesterday barely handling the DeVere I could see myself switching to the DeVere.
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    Re: DeVere 504 questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel.E View Post
    Can a closed loop system be used as a normal manual enlarger? I'm starting to think that the one I'm thinking of getting is closed loop because of that Colour 500 analyzer/timer.
    If it has knobs for the three colors it’s not a closed loop head. The c-500 analyzer has nothing to do whether it’s closed loop or not. The photo you posted is for a manual head.

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    Re: DeVere 504 questions

    Wonderful! I just got it. This is what comes with it. I plugged the Colour 500 to the power source and the analyzer lights turn on but there's a loud sound on the power source and a smell the head doesn't light up though and if I unplug the analyzer then the power source doesn't make the sound and still the head doesn't turn on.

    Any ideas about that buzzing sound and smell?

    Thank you!
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