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Re: R: [Rollei] Omag enlarger.



According to what I found on a web search, Omag was a part of the
Wild-Heerbrugg empire.  Here is a page with some details:

http://homepage.swissonline.ch/dedual/wild_heerbrugg/milestones_in_the_story.htm

Leigh

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Guido Cova wrote:
> 
> Hi Jose.
> As far as I know, Leica Geosystems never made enlargers: in fact, this is
> the name of the company resulting from the merger of the former
> Wild-Heerbrugg, Kern-Swiss and Leica (at least that branch of Leica which
> made surveying equipment, like thodolites, transits, levels and similar
> gear).
> 
> Leica enlargers were made by another branch of Leica (the guys who also make
> cameras), but I don't know an enlarger called Omag; I heard of Focomat and
> Valoy enlargers, but no Omag.
> 
> Ciao
> Guido
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: José Juan Gonzales <josejuangonzales  >
> To: <rollei  
> Sent: Friday, May 24, 2002 5:22 AM
> Subject: [Rollei] Omag enlarger.
> 
> > Dear Friends:
> >
> >
> > I realize how knowledgeable the group is, and have for you a
> > two questions.  I have an Omag enlarger.
> > As far as I have been told a bit, Omag enlargers
> > were made by Leica Geosystems in the past.  It is all
> > information I know about it.  My two questions are:
> >
> > a) If you know any history about Omag, it would be appreciated.
> >
> > b) The enlarger came with its own lens (an Alpinar 75 mm. f/4.5).
> > It´s strange, no other lens can be attached to it.  I had an adaptor
> > made to fit a Rodenstock printing lens, but the projected image
> > of the negative by the enlarger can´t get focused right and sharp.
> > To my disappointment the only way it can work is if the enlarger
> > is attached with its own lens.  The problem is that the lens may need to
> be cleaned.
> > If it can not be cleaned (it has a foggy look), do you know about someone
> > who may have spare of this kind of lenses for sale?
> >
> > Thank you very much for your time and attention to this matter.
> >
> > Very truly yours,
> >
> > José Juan Gonzales.
> >
> >
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