Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/09/07

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica Enlarger suggestion
From: Richard Comen <>
Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2000 08:28:02 -0700
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I concur with Bill, I have three Valloy II enlargers, circa 1937 in my
darkroom. They have never been surpassed for stability of allignment and
the helical focusing is a joy. Richard

At 09:39 PM 9/6/00 -0700, you wrote:
>Why not stick with a Leitz enlarger? I have an old  Focomat and an old
>Valoy. The  1937 Valoy gets most of the use. It has beautiful precision
>helical focusing no other enlarger offers and a perfect condenser & negative
>carrier system. I easily make 16X20 prints that are tack sharp corner to
>corner. These enlargers are inexpensive on ebay and at shows. I use a EL
>Nikkor 2.8 50 lens.
>Bill Lawlor