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#1 meddyliol


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Posted 19 October 2014 - 05:09 AM

I will be going back to the darkroom in the near future and as I haven't been involved in it for some considerable time was wondering what a good make was. I have never done colour printing and don't really have any interest in it. Any colour printing I need will go to a commercial printer. That being said, is it worth getting a colour enlarger 'just in case', (never say never). I think I used to use Durst enlarger and Patterson tanks etc. Any advice would be appreciated. I would only be doing 35mm so how much would a decent 50mm enlarger lens cost?  :unsure:





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Posted 19 October 2014 - 05:52 AM

The Durst range was always good value and there's a load about on eBay these days.

Lens wise then look for a Schneider - lots of levels but even the cheapest is going to be decent. A brighter one will help when you're focusing but you tend not to use them wide open and they all sharpen up nicely when stopped down a little.

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