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Matt Hodgson

Building a photo enlarger

Alright, I have a very limited amount of money for a photo enlarger. I am just curious if anybody has any resources on building your own.

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12/12/2005 3:41:45 PM

Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/17/2005
  Well Matt, my guess is that by the time you pay for parts, the materials you need and the tools you need to craft your parts, you'd be money ahead if you just shopped around for a good, clean, used version of like an Omega B-22 or Beseler 23C II. Or something similar with a lens, lens board and negative carrier for whatever format(s) you're working in.

Oh, and btw, unless you really know what you're looking for and how to determine its condition, I'd avoid E-Bay on this deal. Look for garage sales in your local paper, photography stores, estate sales, etc.
Take it light.

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12/13/2005 8:39:54 PM

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