Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/17

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Viva Valoy!
From: "Dan Post" <>
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2001 11:54:06 -0500
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You might try the combo! I put the 40mm Focotar on the Valoy II I have and
was surprised that the enlargent size differed from the 50 as much as it
The Focomat I have has the tall column, and fortunately, it was the one
designed for the 150 watt bulb, so printing times would not be too long. I
can immagine, however, that if you added a taller column to the Valoy you
have, and managed to get the Biogon mounted so that it would fit the 39M
thread- I am sure an adapter could be found, or in China- you might even
fine someone to make one for a reasonable price- that your dream wiud come
The Valoy uses the same diameter column as the Ia Focomat, and I have run
across the Ia with tall columns- about the 1.2m size the Focomat Ic has- so
you might look around- the only difference is that they have the holes for
the pins to set the auto focus, but that should not be a problem at all!
Good Luck!
- ----- Original Message -----
From: "apbbeijing" <>
To: "Leica Users Group" <>
Sent: Friday, March 16, 2001 8:26 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Viva Valoy!

> Thanks to all on the Valoy info. My difficulty is that my enlarger table
> actually a cabinet and that my darkroom is very cramped so turning the
> enlarger to project onto the floor is too far and there is no space to put
> an platform in between. Hmmm. Anyhow I have an enlarger that can do the
> bigger sizes but I just love the Valoy light quality: just perfect for
> and white IME. My dream would be to fit my Zeiss S-Biogon to the Valoy
> on a really tall column, probably wall mounted...
> Bests
> Adrian
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