Choices between darkroom equipment

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  1. Bee91

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    Hi all,

    I have been collecting/using darkroom equipment for a bit now and am trying to downsize due to space. I am trying to decide the best enlarger and lenses to keep. In the country I live in it is hard to come by darkroom equipment hence I am asking for advice as to what is the best to keep aa the others I am wanting to sell. I am only shooting and processing 35mm film and will not be processing medium or large format anytime in the foreseeable future. The items I have below are what I'm trying to decide between:

    Enlargers:

    - Durst M600 full complete setup in great condition
    - Meopta Opemus 3 in box in like new condition full setup
    - Spare Meopta Opemus 3 without baseboard and with slight rust
    - Meopta Axomat 2 full setup in good condition

    Enlarging lenses:

    - Meopta Belar 4,5/75
    - Schneider-Kreuznach composer 4,5/75
    - Federal anastigmat 4,5
    - Steinhel M√ľnchen Cassar 3,5/50
    - E-Marexar 3,5/50
    - Minolta E-Rokkor 4,5/50
    - Nippon El-Nikkor 2,8/50
    - Schneider-Kreuznach Durst Companon 4/50
    - Meopta Belar 4,5/50.

    All assistance/advice would be greatly appreciated. Want to keep as little as possible but without getting rid of something that I will need at a later stage.


     
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    Keep Durst and EL-Nikkor 50mm and sell the rest
     
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    I would also keep the Schneider 75, in case you ever do medium format. You likely won't get much for it anyway.
    Personally, I would look for a newer 75 or 80. But presuming you can't get one, keep the Schneider 75
     
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