Does anyone know what bulb this is and if there's a source or a more modern substitute?
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Posted 22 April 2018 - 15:09
Posted 22 April 2018 - 17:21
Highly likely it is either a 212 (150 watts) or 211 (75 watts). This is what I use (the 212) in my focomat 1c, and I believe they are the same. I think B&H should have them.
Posted 22 April 2018 - 17:57
Michael is correct. 212 or PH212 (same) and they are darned inexpensive! Almost un-Leica like.
There is a site, 100bulbs or 1000bulbs, something like that. Try them.
Posted 23 April 2018 - 00:04
Posted 23 April 2018 - 02:48
Best of luck, right decision. Printing well can be learned and is an important skill, IMO.
Posted 24 April 2018 - 15:35
I am not familiar with this type of enlarger and its bulb used, but I ordered all replacement and spare bulbs for my Beseler enlargers on ebay. I recommend to stay away from huge online sellers or the brand name (if still existant) itself - also be cautious on ebay, some try to rip you off with a reasonable price for a new bulb but charge double or triple for shipping. Up to $10 is a reasonable amount to pay these days for a new bulb in general including shipping.
Posted 13 May 2018 - 23:59
211 & 212 bulbs are long neck suitable for the egg or oval shaped grey head. They are too long for the 1A which has a round black crinkle finish head. They end up being too close to the condenser so the edges are either too bright or too dark.
You need the short neck one which is scarce. IIRC I tried a garden variety household 75 watt and removed the the printing which works , but not perfectly.