Need help with used Omega D5 XL and Zone VI cold light : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

I recently bought a used Omega D5 XL enlarger and a used Zone VI cold light that is supposed to fit all Omega D models. I bought them from two different sources, and I am now trying to figure out how the cold light fits into the enlarger. I first removed the condenser light source from the enlarger, then I removed the variable lens and the condenser lenses. I put the diffusion panel for the cold light in the aluminum cylinder that houses the condenser lenses. Now where does the cold light go? It won't fit where the original light was. I could drop the cold light into the cylinder directly on top of the diffusion panel where the condenser lenses were, but then I'll have to pick the cylinder up by hand each time and slip the negative carrier underneath. That would render the upper stages of the condenser assembly and the arm that raises it worthless. Any thoughts? I may have overlooked something completely obvious, or maybe I'm doing it right and don't know it. I haven't bought any other accessories for the enlarger (lens, timer, neg. holder, etc.), so I'll probably be back with other questions in the future. But right now this has me stumped.

Thanks for all your help.

-- Dan Blair (, March 09, 2001


The cold light goes into the aluminum cylinder on top of the diffusion plate. The aluminum cylinder is attached to the gray metal box. The arms used to lift the light are attached to the gray box.

-- Louis Jensen (, March 09, 2001.

Thanks Louis. I was so close, yet couldn't quite get it all together. Everything seems fine now, but I'm sure I'll have more questions later.

Thanks again.

-- Dan Blair (, March 13, 2001.

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