Is this a good deal?

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  1. keedokes

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    I was looking around for darkroom supplies and saw this on eBay. Is it a good deal? Or should I look for just the enlarger and get other supplies elsewhere? Insured shipping would be $35 to me.

    I looked around here at everyone's opinions on Beseler, and found them to be favorable, but this seems to be a beginner enlarger and I couldn't find out too much of what you guys thought of the Printmaker 35, vs other models, so I thought I'd ask!

    Thanks.
     
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    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    I'd hold out for a 23c. They're workhorses and are compatable with medium format as well. I found mine on Craigslist for $40.
     
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    Isn't the 23c for color work?
     
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    Not at all! Very good enlargers. :thumbup:
     
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    Oh, they make the 23c for both...
     
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    Hah! It's so funny you guys brought that up...I just did a search for 'enlarger' on my local Craigslist, and guess what came up? A Beseler 23c enlarger and some misc. darkroom equipment. :wink: $90 for the enlarger, and $5-$50 for the rest. Strange the way things work...
     
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    Snag it! If it's functional and clean, that is. I think that might be well worth it.
     

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