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Has anyone some information concerning the 507 De Vere enlarger? How good is the dichroic hear for b&w? Thanks.
-- awsiya (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 02, 2002
I live about 20mins from the DeVere office and have had some dealings with them on this subject regarding the 504 dichro head. I asked the Managing Director exactly this question phrased as " what does a dedicated B&W head cost? " His response was: "Why? The dichro head does exactly the same job equally well! "
That was good enough for me and I have never pondered upon it for a moment in the last few years.
-- Brian Colin (email@example.com), March 02, 2002.
I use a 504 De Vere with dichroic head, I only print b&w with VC papers and can highly recomend this setup. I've tested many enlargers and in my opinion the De Vere is superior to most.
By the way I modified my De Vere to take a 13 inch long panoramic neg, the conversion was very successful, you can see some pics on my website www.bigshotz.co.nz/projects.html
-- Clayton Tume (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 02, 2002.
Thanks for your answers. Do you know what filters (Agfa, Durst or Kodak) the head is fitted with?
-- awsiya (email@example.com), March 03, 2002.
The De Vere's use the Kodak scale but they have different max. values so I can't see how they can be the same. Atfer you've used it for a while you'll start using your own values to get the print contrast to suit the images you want. Just experiment a bit.
-- Clayton Tume (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 04, 2002.