Advise on buying used darkroom supplies

Discussion in 'The Darkroom' started by mrcool1370, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. mrcool1370

    mrcool1370 TPF Noob!

    Mar 21, 2009
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    I've used a darkroom at school, but i want to get my own now. I don't know what to look for or how to inspect it. I just don't want to get ripped off and I don't know anyone who know about this stuff.
    I've been talking to someone off of craigslist with a posting that says
    "Complete dark room set-up for sale. $125

    Beseler 67 C Enlarger with all accessories

    filters, Trays, tanks, tongs, paper, chemicals, light, timer, etc. "
    Is this a good deal?
    What do I need to ask about the lens?
    Help with this would be greatly appreciated

  2. Torus34

    Torus34 No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Jan 26, 2006
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    Tottenville, Staten Island, NYC USA
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    If everything is in good shape, it's a good deal.

    On lenses: If you will be enlarging 35mm, the 'standard' lens is one of 50mm fl. If you're working in '645', 6x6 or 6x7cm, the 'standard' lens is 80mm fl. You can do 35mm with the 80mm lens, though the maximum size possible on the baseboard will be somewhat limited.
  3. christopher walrath

    christopher walrath No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Mar 19, 2008
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    With everyone going digital it is completely possible that all of this equipment is in perfect working order. But I would put hands and eyes on it before buying. And make sure that anything that comes in contact with chemistry is clean. Also a good indicator of how it was taken care of.

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