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Omega/LPL 4550XLG VCCE Variable Contrast Photographic Diffusion Enlarger for Negatives up to 4"x5".

SKU: SD4550XLV MFR: 209467
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About this item

The 4550XLG's extra-long box-beam girder of deep-anodized aluminum is as strong, rigid and vibration-free as they get. Allows you to print 20x24" images on the baseboard with all film formats from 35mm to 4 x 5". Fully counterbalanced carriage for effortless magnification control, plus an extended chassis, puts the lens axis just over fourteen inches from the column, making the enlarger easy to use with a large 20 x 24" professional 4-bladed easel on the baseboard. Its light attenuator control (dichroic module only) allows you to instantly reduce light output by two f-stops, without affecting color temperature. Useful when making small prints or working with thin negatives to avoid excessively short exposure times and reciprocity problems.

What's Included With This Item

  • Chassis, Baseboard, Variable Contrast Lamphouse, Lamp (EVW), Power Supply, Red Safety Filter, Under Lens Filter Holder

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Key Features

  • Smooth-as-silk controls, unmatched by other enlargers. Die-cast lens stage with square, extra-long bellows travels on twin stainless steel focusing tracks. Left- and right-hand fast focus controls plus a 5:1 geared fine focus system help you achieve tack-sharp results with speed and confidence.
  • Exclusive modular design with slide-in, interchangeable filtration modules: Dichroic, B&W Variable Contrast/Constant Exposure, and B&W straight diffusion. Select one when you purchase your 4550XLG, add others as you need them; it's like having three enlargers in one!
  • Fade-free dichroic filtration for continuously variable stepless color correction and contrast control: Cyan and Yellow: 0-200cc, Magenta: 0-170cc. In 1cc increments, displayed on illuminated and color-coded readouts. Also perfect for variable contrast B&W printing.
  • High-output quartz-halogen light source features a 250W lamp with integral dichroic reflector, cooled by a vibration-free, super-quiet Whisper Tone fan and high-efficiency heat sink. Voltage stabilized power supply regulates output to within +/- 2%, ensuring consistent color temperatures and predictable, repeatable exposures.
  • Large baseboard is a solid inch thick, fully laminated, and steel-reinforced. Baseboard dimensions have been increased (311/2"x 233/4") to fully accommodate 20 x 24" easels. Large, non-skid/non-marring feet add stability.
  • Dual filtration channels in one head. Channel one is calibrated for Kodak Polycontrast III RC and compatible papers (grades 0-5), channel two is calibrated for Ilford Multigrade III RC and compatible papers (grades 0-5).
  • Memory-Lock white-light system for easy focusing.
  • Automatic neutral density (ND) filter keeps exposure times constant throughout the contrast range.

Technical Specs

Max. Film Format 4 x 5"
Head Style B&W Variable Contrast/Constant Exposure
Maximum Height 59" (head fully raised)
Modular Head System Dichroic Color, B&W straight diffusion
Baseboard Size 311/2" x 233/4"
Maximum print size on baseboard 20x24"
Filter Drawer None
Replacement Lamp 250W, 82V Quartz Halogen (EVW)
Reversible Column No
Wall Projection No
Tilt/Shift Lens Stage No
Voltage 100-130 VAC 50/60Hz input, 82V +/-2% regulated output
Shipping Weight 78lbs.
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