Just won an enlarger...

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  1. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Looks to be a very good deal. I think the reason bidding was low is because of the "buyer picks up" clause - no shipping. My husband prefers it this way, and actually emailed the seller to make sure it would be set up and test-able in her studio before we drive away with it. It means a trip from Atlanta to Memphis to check it out, but....for now I am guardedly optimistic. :cheer:

    Here's my (potential) new baby:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=3847696795&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Your E-bay name is handsomebrut? :lol:
     
  3. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    I was just gonna say that!!! That's great! Though I'm guessing that's the hubbie's Ebay name, right? :)
     
  4. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Isn't it stupid??? :LOL: He worked really hard to think of an obnoxious-sounding name for ebay....he doesn't really like ebay. :wink: ...the "brut" is a play on our appreciation of wine/champagne, of course. I told him it sounds like he's some hafalutin' metrosexual type, you know? Cause he's like one step away from being a good ol' boy, so this tag just couldn't be more "off".

    He's weird, what can I say? :mrgreen:

    Now...about that enlarger....sheesh, I ask you people for opinions on the damn prize, and this is all I get? :wink:
     
  5. Karalee

    Karalee hOtLiPs!

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    I hope it works!

    Thats low price for that kind of enlarger?
     
  6. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well, it's supposed to be set up and ready for us to play with. We won't get too much heartburn if we have to drive away without it, but it IS a 5 hour drive from our house to Memphis. Better that than having it arrive with a problem at our doorstep.
     
  7. Karalee

    Karalee hOtLiPs!

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    Yeah at least you can KNOW its going to work! Id rather drive 5 hours then be $500 out :-?
     
  8. oriecat

    oriecat work in progress

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    Awesome, terri!! :D
     
  9. Ambrosia

    Ambrosia TPF Noob!

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    great deal! i have one just like it, and it cost me twice as much (i got 3 lenses, 3 negative carriers, and various other parts with it, too, though).


    Nice!
     
  10. toxic_stars

    toxic_stars TPF Noob!

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    iv used that same enlarger in a color darkroom, its a very nice peice to have.
     
  11. Hertz van Rental

    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    The Chromega is OK. I have used one. The lenses - hmm. They might be the good (expensive) ones or they might be the cheap and cheerful ones. Both manufacturers do both. I get confused with the names - componon, comparon, componar et al. They all mean something different.
    You will also need to strip and clean the enlarger before use and make sure the head, neg plate and baseboard are all parallel. You can get target negs to do this.
    Otherwise I think you have a bargain and it's well worth the drive.
     
  12. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Componar = 4 element lens
    Comparon = 5 element lens
    Componon = 6 element lens
     

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