Does anyone know what this is

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  1. milviel

    milviel TPF Noob!

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    Hello everyone,

    I was wondering if anyone knows what the items in this picture are.

    http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/6161/dscn0390.jpg

    I was actually able to dig up more stuff in the darkroom. I was wondering if anyone(ann) knows what these items are.

    There are two items in the pic
    http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/7923/dscn0726t.jpg

    One in this one
    http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/3164/dscn0731m.jpg

    I actually created a thread yesterday in the buy and sell section earlier. I'm not familiar with most of the stuff , and I think that was the wrong section to get help with it. I'll provide the link. I would be grateful if you guys could help me figure out what the stuff is and at the same time, if you are interested in the stuff I'd be willing to sell it to you also.

    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/...pment-darkroom-equipment-vintage-cameras.html
     
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    davisphotos No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    And I thought people were just saying that film was dead. That's a photographic enlarger for making prints from negatives.
     
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    ann No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    that not only is an enlarger, it is a beseler with a cold light head.

    this enlarger will enable someone with a wide variety of negative sizes, 16mm up to 4x5 to make prints as the above mentions. whoever this belongs to is/was a very serious user of film as they are using a high end timer and have a dry mount press as well.
     
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    milviel TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the info guys. I would never have been able to figure out what any of that stuff was.

    As a side note, I've been tasked to sell all of the photo equipment in this room and in a studio. So if anyone is interested in any of this stuff, please let me know.
     
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    ann No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    don't know your location, but don't expect to get a lot of money for this stuff. it is very good equipment,but folks are putting these out on the curb.


    you might do better selling off pieces, but that can be a long process.

    for instance the drymount press might be snap up quickly, i can't tell the size but your looking at maybe 25-40 dollars. there is a nice grain magnifier that should bring at least 50-75 in the right circles.

    the timer is an old version of a zone v *i think , hard to read " mabe 50 dollars.

    it will depend on how many lenses are involved alaong with the negative carriers that will match the lenses.

    cold light head maybe 50 dollars.

    as a package deal maybe 300 dollars. sad but true.

    hope this is helpful for you.
     
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    milviel TPF Noob!

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    Thanks Ann. There is a good number of old and vintage equipment at this place. It's unfortunate to hear that this stuff is no longer wanted. My offer still stands though, If anyone is interested in this stuff just pm me.

    How about a Calumet 45NXII 4x5 camera?
    Is that something that can sell?
     
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    Ah, the good ol' days. Never used any of it but I remember seeing that and similar equipment in the custom lab I used.

    Anyone know what it went for new? Just curious...
     
  8. ann

    ann No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    yes, again, it will depend on the condition of the camera and the lens.
    You might check KEH.com or even Calumet used section to get an idea of the value.

    i am not trying to make life difficult for you, just passing on information.

    the school where i teach has been on the receiving end of a lot of equipment, more than we need and can use and when we get something that we really don't need i try to sell it and put the money in a special fund for photography as we are a non-profit school and money is tight. It is a matter of finding the right person at the right time.

    It is sad but there are people out there who are looking for inexpensive equipment and even perhaps some here as in the film area someone pops up almost weekly talking about getting back into /using film and want to think about making their own prints.
     
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    ann No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    that enlarger with that head, aboaut 1500 , the magnifier about 200, don't remember exactly the timer but around 200. dry mount press 600 up depending on the size
    negative carrier 150 dollars. lens hard to say, as to type and size.

    just as an fyi, these enlargers are still sold new, about 1800 with condensor head, no lens no negative carrier.

    i have two of these in my home darkroom :)
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I would buy it, but - I have nowhere to set it up... :(

    I don't have a spare room that I can convert to a darkroom, and there's no way my wife would let me set up an enlarger in the bathroom...

    I could probably fit in in one of the closets, but then where do I put all of the clothes...? :lol:


    It really is a shame that this stuff is still so expensive new, yet people throw it away every day... And as much as I'd like to, I just can't take it.



    But... Roughly where are you located? If you're within a reasonable drive from Dallas, I might be able to talk my wife into letting me find a spot for it until we have a bigger place... (And maybe sneak it into the bathroom every now and then...lol.)
     
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    Thanks for all the info again Ann. 2600 to 300 today, thats pretty bad.
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    New, yes - that's probably close. Sadly though, there just aren't many people looking to buy stuff like this, so 'like new' prices will probably be a very tough sell.

    If you look hard enough, you can find this sort of thing for next to nothing... Everyone is switching to digital and no longer need/want the darkroom equipment... It's the whole supply/demand thing - the demand just isn't there anymore...

    I never seem to find those deals though, so whenever I do get a darkroom set up, I'll probably buy everything new... Right now, I just don't have anywhere to put it...


    BUT - if you are within 1-200 miles of Dallas, I would seriously consider driving out there and paying you a reasonable price for it, lol.
    (My wife won't be happy, but - what the hell. lol. She'll get over it.)
     
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