Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/11/30

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Subject: [Leica] Wanted To Buy
From: warren allen <>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 07:46:48 -0800

  I think I understood Friday to be the day to sell perhaps it's the day to
solicit also. I'm in the market for an enlarger. I used a Leitz Valoy II for
3 years and recently sold it, big mistake. I'm in the market for another one
or a Focomat 1c or 2c. I have $300-$500 alloted for this and I'm in Southern
  I recently purchased a Sounders D6700 and while it's ok it got me to
comparing prints I've made with diffusion vs. condenser light sources. In
general a tough call but I have to say I prefer the condenser prints. There
is a slight bit of contrast difference but also appears to be a sharpness
issue as well. I can't say they a re sharper but that gets closest to what
I'm seeing. This particular enlarger is saddled with an 85 watt bulb which
makes 11x14 prints f/4 40-50 seconds! I've by habit always tried for f/5.6
at about 20 seconds. Plus I've gotten my film developing down for a
condenser enlarger and am not sure I want to change my approach for
  At any rate, anyone with an older Leitz condenser model described above
for sale, please contact me.

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Warren Allen
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