Darkroom Expansion Awesomeness !!!

Not too long ago I met someone who was thinking about giving up his darkroom. Only what to do with the stuff in it? Fortunately for me he decided he’d donate me what I would like of it as long as I would not sell anything. A dream really!! Especially since the collection consisted of an Omega D2 4×5″ enlarger which caught my interest as I’m planning on making Collodion negatives for printing purposes. All I was missing was an enlarger. Until now 🙂

So the last 2 days existed of recreating and reorganizing the darkroom to make some work space for this humongous thing. Long overdue anyway, reorganizing the darkroom, so the timing was rather perfect really. Now all is set to go, the work space has to be adjusted some more but that’ll flow once I do. And, I feel the urge to go and do something again and use my new camera as well!

I collected some large trays (50 x 60 cm), also some from this recent event.

I collected some large trays (50 x 60 cm), also some from this recent event.

And here is my new love: the Omega D2! Along with some large papers I also received

And here is my new love: the Omega D2! Along with some large papers I also received

My new work space addition from the other side

My new work space addition from the other side

I am totally gonna rock my ass off in there the next couple of… well… whatever how long 😉

All I have to dig up from somewhere is a carrier for 4×5″ glass negatives but I’m sure that won’t take long! It’s pretty complete though. 2 carriers for 6×6, 1 for 35mm, 1 for 9×12 and 1 for 4×5″ negatives. Condensers, lamps and lenses included, one 80mm and one 150mm, forgot the exact type. Anyway, happy happy happy and a thank you!!

Ow, and I took a photograph of a list with all the negative carriers for the Omega D series for the ones that might be interested. If you’d like to have a high-res file shoot me an email: indra [at] contrastique [dot] nl

– 🙂 –

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4 responses

  1. Hai Indra,
    Fraai je darkroom set. En de vergroter! super.
    Ik heb een Durst 13×18 en het is toch heel leuk om een glasplaatje te vergroten op paper!
    Veel plezier met de nieuwe aanwinsten/
    Groet Gerda

    January 20, 2011 at 09:17

    • Hey Gerda,

      Dank! Ik ben erg blij mee ja!
      Het lijkt me inderdaad heel leuk glasplaten te vergroten. De positieven zijn ook wel heel mooi maar dan stopt het na het maken van de foto. Met een negatief kun je nog eindeloos doorgaan.

      Groetjes,

      Indra

      February 4, 2011 at 22:18

  2. Kal

    Man..talk about falling on your feet! Very happy for you if not a lot envious ;-)K

    March 14, 2011 at 22:37

    • Yeah, isn’t it awesome! You need a little luck in life I guess 😉 Hope to start using it soon!

      March 15, 2011 at 09:23

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