Old Omega Color Head

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I have an opportunity to buy a very large old Omega 5x7 Color Head enlarger. I have no idea what model it is, or how old it really is. It looks kind of like the D4, with a wide horizontal tubular head and these big "electrode" looking things sticking out the side. Kind of 50ish sci-fi.

Does anyone know what this model is? Any personal experience as to its worth and/or worthiness?


-- Matt O. (mojo@moscow.com), March 17, 2001


Ask your question here: http://classic-enlargers.com/omega_toc.htm

-- Alec (alecj@bellsouth.net), March 18, 2001.

generally the 5x7 enlargers are the "E" series, not "d". Other than that, I dont know. call Omega and ask them if they can date it for you, and maybe Dan at Midwest Photo can tell you if its worthwhile

-- Wayne (wsteffen@skypoint.com), March 19, 2001.

Thanks for your tips! Turns out Omega never made a Super-Chromega head for the E-series enlargers. Seems this guy was patching units together with whatever he could find, and was trying to pass off an "E" with a "D" head as a color head "E"!. Thanks again.

-- Matt O. (mojo@moscow.com), March 22, 2001.

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