Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/01/26

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Variable Contrast CLH
From: Ian Stanley <>
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 08:02:59 +0500

At 06:58 PM 99-01-26 -0500, you wrote:
>Bill Franson wrote:
>> I had a Zone VI VC head for a year and never got used to it  (snip)
>> I wouldn't recommend the Zone VI VC head.
>Thanks for these comments, Bill.  You just saved me a pile of money.  I
>I "knew" what I wanted.  Nothing like real life experience.  I use the
Zone VI
>single tube head with filters and the compensating timer now also and have
>gotten very used to it over the years.  The last thing I need is something to
>slow me down in the darkroom!Mike Gardner
Hello Mike and all,

	I have used the Zone VI VC cold light head with the Zone VI Compensating
Enlarger Timer and have experienced absolutely none of the problems that
Bill experienced.  I am not sure what the difference was in our setups but
I certainly do not go through a warm up period before each exposure.  All
exposures are identical with no lamp head drift and when making multiple
prints all are identical.  Perhaps the timer makes the difference.  If I
was going to buy another enlarger set up today it would be the same one.  I
like the separate controls for the two lamps because you can shut of which
one you choose when you are split filter printing.  This is a great setup.

Ian Stanley, 

Kathmandu, Nepal