8X10 HEADS and accessories
12X12" SUPER CHROMEGA F DICHROIC II COLOR HEAD, blower, power supply, 170cc cyan, magenta and yellow filtration, white light lever, 12X12" Omega variable density diffusion outlet sheet, 1000W. This head was used in a commercial color lab. The original power supply went bad. A newer model Omega power supply was used as a replacement, requiring a spliced cable because the connectors were different. The head panel lights and the burned-out-bulb indicator lights do not work. $2000. The photo is of another 8X10 Omega head mounted on a 5X7 Durst converted to 8X10; I make such conversions--see my DURST ENLARGERS web page. The Omega 8X10 color head will fit directly on an 8X10 Saltzman or an 8X10 Calumet without alteration. I have 2 8X10 Calumet enlargers on my 11X14, 8X10 and 5X7 ENLARGERS and accessories web page.
12X12" SUPER CHROMEGA F DICHROIC COLOR HEAD converted to 120V AC, 170cc cyan, magenta and yellow filtration, white light lever, 12X12" diffusion outlet, converted to 120V AC, new bulbs, new bulb sockets, new styrofoam lining in mixing box, new squirrel cage exhaust fan, 12X12" Omega variable density diffusion outlet sheet, 1200W. This 120V powered head has no power supply to go bad. The conversion has not yet been made; I will need a couple of weeks to find time to do the work. $2000.
12X12" Omega variable density diffusion outlet sheet for 8X10 Omega SUPER CHROMEGA F DICHROIC COLOR HEAD. These are essential to provide even illumination. Original Omega equipment. Rarely available separately. Clean. $500.
8X10 Omega F 10X10" and 5X10" negative carrier. One sheet of original Omega 10X10" clear glass. One sheet of custom made 10X10" Anti-Newtonring glass. 2 sheets of original Omega 5X10" clear glass installed along with 4 pieces of black anodized aluminum side pieces. Labeled Berkey Graphic Master (same as Omega) catalog #4949-51-07, also same as above listed (since sold) Omega/Arkay cat. #423-715. The interior of this carrier is quite clean as are the glasses; the exterior shows some signs of having been rotated in place in the enlarger. $500.
5X7 OMEGA ENLARGER ACCESSORIES
5X7 bottom glass for E6 glass negative carrier, Mint, $40
4X5 negative carrier adapter for E6, allows E5 negative carriers to be used in E6. Someone added the foam. The 4X5 carrier is not included. $150.
Lenscone for E6, #421-173 for 150mm or 161mm lenses, $75. Consider one of the 150mm wideangle 5X7 enlarging lenses on my Other Enlargers and Enlarging Lenses web page. Use a 150mm enlarging lens for printing 5X7 images in a larger size on the baseboard.
Flat lensboard for E6, for 50-100mm lenses, accepts Omega D2/3/4/ round lens disks. With accessory bracket. $50
Flat lensboard for E6, for 50-100mm lenses, accepts either Omega D2/3/4/ round lens disks or Omega D6 oval lensboards. Illustrated with D6 lensboard (not included). $50
Omega E6 flat lensboard, with lensdisk for Leica screwmount lens and your jambnut, Fair, $30
Auxiliary Focusing Attachment, catalog #429-086, will serve as a lenscone for 4X5/5X7 lenses for the E6, height adjustable from 5-8", 6X6 3/8" rectangular base, accepts standard Omega lens disks, with accessory attachment L-bracket, Ex/Ex+, $150
6 1/2 X 8 1/2" negative carrier and replacement bellows assembly and negative stage for 5X7 Omega E6 chassis, custom, bellows great and worth the price by themselves. Negative carrier is a converted 5X7 E6 carrier that came in with tape residue on it; in removing the tape residue, much of the paint came off and it is somewhat ugly. $150
4X5 horizontal format 4X5 negative carrier for 5X7 Omegas prior to the E6, cuts off a bit much along the 5" side of the negative, window may be easily enlarged, Ex+, $75
6X7cm (2 1/4X 2 3/4") negative carrier for 5X7 Omegas prior to the E6, Mint-, $100
90mm negative carrier for 5X7 Omegas prior to the E6, window size 3 1/4 X 4 7/16", Ex+, $75
OMEGA 30X40 PROFESSIONAL FLOORSTAND with height adjustable baseboard that allows making of 30X40" prints. Floorstand extremely rigid, weighs 175#, 30" high, 43" wide, 38" deep, fits 4X5 and 5X7 enlargers, literature available. You never knew an Omega could be so rigid until you mounted one on a professional floorstand. A mounting plate is built into the floorstand. $500. Frontal diagram of stand below. The enlarger column mounts onto the little projection that sits above and behind the tabletop. Find a photo of the floorstand with the D6XL listed below. It comes with the plywood shelf that I have stuff stored upon. The top is reversible; the opposite side is white.
4X5 ENLARGERS and accessories
Why the Pro Lab D6XL is my favorite Omega and one of my favorite enlargers, and why these particular D6XL's are superior to the D5 and to other D6XL's. Primarily it's the wide selection of negative carriers, the wide selection of heads and the light weight practical design. Negative carriers: The D6XL's accept current D5 style carriers and may be custom adapted to accept older D2 carriers. A Beseler negative carrier to Omega adaptor is available. Carlwen has made a wide variety of very fast and smooth operating negative carriers and some specialty negative carriers for Omega. Condit offers pin registered negative carriers for Omega. Zipper has made some great carriers for Omega. Professional Photo Products Company's Speed Carrier was also designed for the Omega. Heads: The Omega dichroic color head is a good one, with very even illumination. The Mornick color head may be used in conjunction with the Omega condenser head to give a very bright and contrasty image. Some other brands of color heads may be used on the Omega. The Ilford multigrade head made for the Omega is a great multigrade head, with equal exposure from one grade to the next. Omega has made point light source head and cold light heads. The D6 zoom condenser head is faster to operate and better sealed against dust than is the D5 condenser head. Lightweight design is plenty substantial; you'll notice how substantial when it is mounted on the Professional floorstand. The Omega is much easier to move and to ship than many enlargers. It will go by UPS whereas the Beseler 45M series and the Durst L1200 oftentimes will not. The D6XL is equivalent to the D5XL. The D6XL is slightly taller than the D5XL. The D6 takes the same lensboard/turret as the D5. The D6 does not have the sheet of metal between the uprights that the D5 has; this sheet of metal is not structural as it is attached with double sided tape. The D6 and the D5 have a ruler on the upright. The D6 has a micro focusing accessory; it is optional on the D5.
4X5 OMEGA PRO LAB D6XL chassis with head-holding-arms only, with micro focusing accessory. Chassis ~58" tall. Adapted to accept both D2 carriers and D5 style carriers. Aluminum chassis with quick release arm system, baseboard mounting hardware. Heads, negative carriers, lensboards, and baseboards are listed separately. Ex+, $650. See a closeup of the microfocus accessory installed on this enlarger--with the listing for the microfocus accessory. Above see various carriers mounted on the D6XL.
4X5 OMEGA PRO LAB D6XL chassis with head-holding-arms only, with micro focusing accessory. Chassis ~58" tall. This chassis designed for use with D5 negative carriers. Black chassis, baseboard mounting hardware. Heads, negative carriers, lensboards, and baseboards are listed separately. Ex+, $500.
4X5 OMEGA D5XL chassis with head-holding-arms only, w/o micro focusing accessory. Chassis ~54" tall. This chassis designed for use with D5 negative carriers. Black chassis, baseboard mounting hardware. Heads, negative carriers, lensboards, and baseboards are listed separately. Ex+, $500.
4X5 OMEGA D5 chassis with head-holding-arms only, w/o micro focusing accessory. Chassis ~42" tall. This chassis designed for use with D5 negative carriers. Black chassis, baseboard mounting hardware. Heads, negative carriers, lensboards, and baseboards are listed separately. Ex, $350.
Omega baseboard, 18X34X1.5", white formica, original with D5/D6/E6, only available with enlarger, Mint-, $125
Instead of a baseboard, consider the OMEGA 30X40 PROFESSIONAL FLOORSTAND listed above.
Omega mounting hardware, mounting plate, screws, etc. required to mount Omega D or E chassis to most any flat surface, Ex, $100, Ex+, $110
GLENNVIEW custom mounting hardware, mounting plate, screws, etc. required to mount Omega D or E chassis to most any flat surface, more compact than Omega version, allows you to get easel closer to the column base, one-piece design + screws, Mint-, $125. Illustrated with a D2 chassis and a custom GLENNVIEW baseboard.
Remote focusing wand, flexible cable with about 2" diameter knob on one end and 1/4" or 3/8" shaft attachment fitting on the other end, 30" length, $100, shorter one sold. This is illustrated with a 5X7 Omega E6--which has been sold. This has other uses too. It is strong. It could be used as an extension wand tool for whatever you can dream up.
OMEGA D5, D6 TURRET, without lensboards, Mint, $125
OMEGA D5, D6 TURRET, without lensboards, with non-original lensboard retaining screws, Ex+, $90
4X5 OMEGA HEADS and accessories
4X5 SUPER CHROMEGA DICHROIC II COLOR HEAD, 4X5" mixing chamber, Chromegatrol (combination voltage stabilizer, timer and power supply, instructions), clean, $900 ($800 if purchased w/chassis)
4X5 SUPER CHROMEGA DICHROIC II COLOR HEAD, 4X5" mixing chamber, converted to AC power, uses 300W ELH bulb, no power supply to go bad, clean, $900 ($800 if purchased w/chassis)
Chromegatrol, (combination voltage stabilizer, timer and power supply, instructions), Omega catalog number 412-037, for use with 4X5 or 5X7 Super Chromega Dichroic or Dichroic II color head. See photo below of this PS and the below listed PS. $400
Chromegatrol, (combination voltage stabilizer, timer and power supply, instructions), Omega catalog number 412-040, for use with 4X5 or 5X7 Super Chromega Dichroic or Dichroic II color head. See photo above of this PS and the above listed PS. $400
D-B 2 1/4 X 2 3/4" mixing box for SUPER CHROMEGA DICHROIC II COLOR HEAD. There is some crazing of plastic diffusion outlet sheet at short edges. This may affect the full size image slightly. Would be suitable for 2 1/4 X 2 1/4" or smaller formats. $50.
Vivek Model 350 regulated power supply (front and center in photo) for use with Chromega dichroic color heads, quiet, Mint-, $250. All else, including 2 Vivek Vivacom Computerized enlarging System model 450 electronics interface units with computer cables but no computer, floppy disk, some paperwork, $100. The power supply works with Omega Dichroic heads w/o the other items. I have no way of testing the other items.
Omega top-mounted timer for use with Super Chromega Dichroic or Dichroic II power supply, Ex+, $100
OMEGA SOLID STATE VOLTAGE STABILIZER, plugs into dichroic power supply, head then plugs into stabilizer, Mint, $175, Ex, $125. 4 available. Cat. No. 404-841 "for use with Super Chromega Dichroic."
OMEGA 4X5" MIXING BOX for dichroic color head, Mint-, $150
OMEGA IR-D INFRARED FILTER for D dichroic color heads, $25. This mounts over the entrance to the mixing box and keeps most heat out of the box.
ILFORD 500H MULTIGRADE VARIABLE CONDENSER HEADwith 4X5 mixing box for Omega, Ilford Ilfospeed Multigrade 500S power supply, controller, foot switch, simplified instruction sheet, new bulbs, Ex, $OLD. Also see photo of head mounted on D6XL above.
Omega mounting brackets, factory made. Mount these on the straight vertical sides of your head. Because the Omega arms are adjustable from left to right on the rods, there should be no problem setting it up to work properly. If necessary, you can buy replacment 3/8" rods at a hardware store. With original arm clamping thumbscrews. $125.
Custom made mounting brackets for ILFORD 500H MULTIGRADE VARIABLE CONDENSER HEAD for Omega, Custom made. Mount them on the head you want to mount on an Omega using screws through the 3 slots. Attach the Omega arms to the brackets using your Omega knurled knobs. I can supply a set of 4 Omega knurled knobs for an additional $25. $100
Adaptor, factory made. This came off of a low profile Ferrante Codelite coldlight head for Omega. It mounted on top of the head, with the mounting brackets facing up. $75.
COSAR MORNICK ADAPTOR, adapts Cosar Mornick colorhead to B22/B66 chassis, replaces lamphouse, utilizes condensers, VG, $25
Condensers for 4X5 Omega D2/3/4/5/6 enlargers. I have 2 extra sets available. Mint set of 2, $150. Slightly scratched set of 2, $50.
Spacer for Condensers for 4X5 Omega D2/3/4/5/6 enlargers. It goes between the condensers inside the condenser bucket. $50.
Bracket for holding virtually any head on 4X5 Omega D2/3/4/5/6 enlargers. $80.
3 OMEGA ONE PIECE FILTER WHEELS, catalog # 429-204, one with one piece yellow filter in useable condition, Ex, $25 lot.
CHROMEGA TYPE 2B/UV ABSORPTION FILTER catalog # 429-205, 59mm in diameter, sealed package, $15, another in open package, $10
OMEGA HEAT ABSORBING GLASS 6 7/16" diameter, fits inside 4X5 Omega condenser buckets, $70
LIGHT BALANCING DIFFUSION DISK, for Omega or Beseler, 6 7/16" diameter, thicker in the center, simply replace your condensers with this or replace the opal plastic diffusion disk supplied with your Aristo or Zone IV cold light head. Think you don't need it? Guess again. Make a flash test by focusing on the negative plane and making a midtone grey print with no negative in the enlarger. You'll probably find that you have a serious hot spot in the center. This light balancing filter is a new item made by GLENNVIEW, available nowhere else, $100. Similar item in 5X7" format, $250. Similar item for Aristo model 810 cold light head, 8.75X10.75" in size, the largest size I can make, $400. Expect 1-2 stops less light output with this diffusion disk. Are you a machinist? Try machining a thin sheet of plastic. You will find it is not worth your time to learn how. I have sold these to Europe's largest photo equipment distributor. I never thought I would be selling a machined product to the Germans.
4X5 OMEGA D2, D5, D6 NEGATIVE CARRIERS
Omega 4X5 double glass Kodak pin-registered negative carrier, Mint, $250. 3rd image shows the insides of the 2 halves of the negative carrier; note the Kodak pins. 4th image shows unique Kodak pin--1/4" round with 2 flats.
Omega 4X5 D5/D6 double glass negative carrier, with 2 sheets of clean used plain glass and 2 sheets of NEW plain glass, $150
4X5 glassless carrier for D2/D3/D4, my D6, boxed, Ex+, $50 with enlarger, $75 separately
4X5 glassless carrier for "D" enlargers (D2/D3/D4/D5/D6), bottom half Ex+, top half not original, VG, $30
6X4.5cm glassless carrier for "D" enlargers (D2/D3/D4/D5/D6), NEW, $60 with enlarger, $90 separately
6X12cm glassless carrier for "D" enlargers (D2/D3/D4/D5/D6), NEW, $75 with enlarger, $100 separately
21/4 X 3 1/4 glassless carrier, for sheet film, for "D" enlargers (D2/D3/D4/D5/D6), Mint-, $55
Omega carrier to Beseler adaptor. Use your Omega D2/3/4/5 carriers on Beseler 45M series or Beseler CB7 enlargers with this adaptor, RARE, Mint, $125
Carlwen oil immersion carriers for 35mm and 120 film strips, complete with carrier base to fit the pins on early Omega-D's and Beseler 45M series, windows on each carrier are 5" long, Ex+, $200 for 2 carriers and 2 bases, or $125 each
Carlwen for Omega D series and Beseler 45M series rapid shift carrier for 2.5X3.5" glass plates. Accepts carriers 4" wide. Carrier base and carrier with 2 windows and focusing and sizing negative inbetween, Mint, $80
Carlwen for Omega D series and Beseler 45M series rapid shift carrier for 3.25X4.25" glass plates. Model W-41. Accepts carriers 4" wide. Carrier base and carrier with 2 windows, Mint-, $80
Carlwen for Omega D series and Beseler 45M series rapid shift carrier for film about 82mmX100mm. Model W-42. Opening in windows is 3X3.75". Accepts carriers 4" wide. Carrier base and carrier with 2 windows, Mint-, $80
Carlwen carrier base for Beseler 45M, Beseler 23C and/or Beseler 6X7, and Omega D for use with 4" wide carriers, no carrier included, cutout in base is for 6x6cm, but may be enlarged to accomodate longer negative, model 2224, $70
Carlwen carrier base for 4X5 Omega or Beseler 45M, model D54, with proofing carrier and 4X5 carrier. You may enlarge 9 frames simultaneously. You may insert your film in strips of 6 frames. This is not just for enlarged proofs; this also has artistic possibilities. These carriers are 4 13/16" wide. RARE. $500
Carlwen carrier base for 4X5 Omega or Beseler 45M, model WW7-3-2no, 6X7cm carrier. The window in the base is 62X80mm. The windows in the carrier are 56X72mm. $250
Note: lensdisks are needed with any of the below listed lensboards.
OMEGA D5, D6 TURRET, without lensboards, $125
OMEGA D5, D6 50mm threaded lensboard for 135mm Rodagon, 150mm Rodagon or 120mm wide angle Rodagon, $OLD. I do like to have this available for my customers, so sell me one if you have one.
Omega oval lensdisks (for D5/6), $20 and up, depending upon hole size, extention, condition. Those with flanges more expensive.
Omega round lensdisks (for D2/3/4), $5-10 each, depending upon hole size, condition. Those with flanges more expensive.
Omega D2 auxiliary focusing attachment #429-085. At 4.5" in height with bellows collapsed, this may be used as a lensboard for a 150mm or longer lens. It also allows you to make image reductions. An auxiliary focusing attachment may also be used for custom applications as it is a precision made focusing assembly. Check out my panoramic enlarger listed on my Panoramic Cameras web page; I utilized the bellows portion of an auxiliary focusing attachment in the building of this enlarger. $150
Omega accessory bracket, mounts on most Omega lensboards and holds filter holders, diffusion disk with screws. $20
OMEGA SMALL FORMAT ENLARGERS & accessories
Omega B, B22 or B66 lensboard with 26mm hole size, $30. Illustrated with a 50mm F4 Componon lens mounted on the lens board. Add $50 if you want the lens.
Omega B, B22 or B66 lensboard for Leica screwmount lenses (using your retaining ring or flange), catalog #421-017, Mint, $30 each, 2 available
Omega B, B22 or B66 lensboard with 32.5mm diameter hole for 31.5mm diameter threaded lenses (using your retaining ring or flange), Mint, $30 Looks like the above lens board, but with a slightly smaller hole.
Omega B, B22 or B66 11mm recessed lensboard with 32.5mm diameter hole for 31.5mm diameter threaded lenses (using your retaining ring or flange), $60
COSAR MORNICK ADAPTOR, adapts Cosar Mornick colorhead to B22 or B66 chassis, Ex, $50
Camera attachment for Omega B enlargers. B22, B66, Concept Six or B600 camera adaptor, cat. #429062--converts enlarger into copy stand, Mint, boxed, rare, $50
B22 bulb. Probably the B66 uses the same bulb. $5
Omega B, B66 or B22 mounted slide carrier, Mint, $40
Omega B66 or B22 filter holder drawer--for use with condenser head, the top piece of metal that holds down the gel filter is missing, otherwise Mint, $20
Omega heat absorbing glass, catalog #473-109, 2.7" diameter, boxed, Mint, $35
Omega heat absorbing glass, catalog #473-118, ~3.75" square, boxed, Mint, $35
Omega 2-part filter holder, ~3.75" square overall, for 3" square filters, Mint, $35
Zoom condenser set from Omega Custom Prolab A6 enlarger, condenser lenses perfect, heat absorbing glass imperfect, filter drawer missing top filter hold-down plate, for use with enlarging lenses from 25-50mm, with arms to attach to some Omega enlargers, including B22 and Prolab A6. The top piece of metal that holds down the gel filter is missing from the filter drawer. Needs a good cleaning. $60
Omega C67 35mm mixing box, officially "Omega cat. # 429-188, 35mm light multiplier," the mixing box itself is labeled "C-A 35mm equipped with infrared filter," boxed, Mint-, $50
UNIVERSAL OMEGA ACCESSORIES
50mm F4 Schneider Componon, coated, 25mm threads, Mint, $100
50mm F4.5 Rodenstock Omegar, coated, 32mm threads, Mint-, $40, add $15 for jamb nut
75mm F4.5 Rodenstock Omegaron, coated, illuminated F-stop scale, Mint, $100
135mm F4.5 Rodenstock Omegaron, coated, illuminated F-stop scale, Mint-, $175
Many more enlarging lenses (not labeled Omega) available--see OTHER ENLARGERS, ENLARGING LENSES, etc.
Omega footswitch, power plug has outlet on top of it, for any enlarger, catalog # 7901, 10A, 125V, large Omega Red on yellow logo on face, for 2 prong household plugs, $35. At 10 Amps capacity, this has a large capacity. Although designed for an enlarger, it could be used for a drill press or whatever. I am presently using it with a lathe.
Omega portrait soft focus attachment, catalog # 7429, for virtually any Omega, attaches to filter holder arm on lensboard, fair, $7
Omega E6 instruction book including technical data and instruction sheet with catalog numbers of E6 parts and accessories, copy, $30
Omega D5500 Auto CLS Dichroic lamphouse System instruction manual + parts list, copy, $40
Chromegatrol "technical information and instructions," covers #412-040 Chromegatrol 120V for Domestic use and #412-045 Chromegatrol 230V export model, copy, $10
"Omega D system enlargers and lamphouses," instruction manual, covers D3 and D5 enlargers, Pro Lab condenser head, Super Chromega D Dichroic II color head, copy, $25
"Berkey Omega D5V/D5V-XL Universal Condenser Enlargers and Super Chromega D Dichroic II Enlargers" brochure, original, $35, copy, $20
"Omega D5V/D5V-XL Universal Condenser Enlargers and Super Chromega D Dichroic II Enlargers Instruction Manual," 14 pages, copy, $25
parts list for D5 condenser chassis, with exploded view, copy, $10
parts breakdown and parts list for power supply for D&E Dichroic heads, catalog #412-021, copy, $5
"POCKET GUIDE TO QUALITY ENLARGERS BY SIMON OMEGA," 32 pages, covers some accessories not covered by other listed literature, such as the Xenomega, etc., COPY, $20
"SIMON OMEGA ENLARGERS," an 18 page brochure that covers Omega enlargers produced in 1962. This brochure also illustrates many accessories that are not illustrated in the other listed literature. Well worth having a copy for $20.
Omega D2V (with variable condenser head) and Super Chromega D2 (with dichroic color head) enlargers instruction book, 12 pages, copy, $20
Super Chromega D4 & D6 (with gel filter color head) enlargers instruction book, 28 pages, copy, $40
"Omega Pro-Lab D-6 enlarger and Super Chromega D-6 Chassis Parts List," copy, $10
Parts breakdown and parts llist Super chromega D dichroic lamphouse 4X5 catalog #404-830
Parts breakdown and parts llist Super chromega D dichroic lamphouse 4X5 catalog #404-832
Omega B22 & B22XL instruction book , 16 pages + copy of Shipping check list that covers 4 models and lists the parts (with part numbers) included with those models, copy, $25
Pro-Lab B66 condenser enlarger, Chromega B dichroic color enlarger, and Chromega B dichroic lamphouse instruction manual, 11 pages, copy, $20
Pro-Lab B66 condenser enlarger brochure and specifications, 4 pages, copy, $10
"INSTRUCTIONS FOR SETTING UP AND OPERATING THE CHROMEGA (GEL FILTER HEAD) D4," 18 pages, copy, $25
"INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTALLATION OF VARIABLE CONDENSER UNIT (ON D2 & D3)," one page copy, $5
"INSTRUCTIONS FOR REPLACING SEGMENTED FILTERS 0-180 WITH NEW ONE PIECE FILTERS 0-180 FOR CHROMEGA D/F AND B8 HALOGEN ENLARGERS," double sided page, copy, $6
"CHROMEGA FILTER WHEELS TECHNICAL DATA SHEET with DIAGRAM FOR MOUNTING OF FILTER WHEELS ON D CHROMEGA HEADS," double sided page, copy, $6
"SIMON OMEGA DM MICROFILM ENLARGERS WITH POWERFUL POINT SOURCE OF LIGHT FOR 4X5 NEGATIVES AND SMALLER TECHNICAL DATA SHEET," Double sided sheet, $6