Lucky Enlarger 60m - Please help :(

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by Colin Tobin, Aug 4, 2005.

  1. Colin Tobin

    Colin Tobin Guest

    I bought my first enlarger off of ebay recently - a fujimoto "Lucky Enlarger
    60m." It is in perfect condition except for one thing: it's missing the
    negative carrier. Does anybody know where I can get a carrier to fit my

    Colin Tobin, Aug 4, 2005
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    I'Mad Guest

    I think you are better off asking the manufacturer:

    I'Mad, Aug 4, 2005
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  3. HOW old does it appear to be? I used a Fujimoto "Lucky" when I was in
    high school; and that was over 30 years ago! Even at the time I was
    unable to come up with a carrier, and would up using a couple of sheets
    of glass. Of course, they may have used the "Lucky" appelation for a
    whole long line of products.

    The manual for mine showed a carrier similar to the Bogen and Vivitar
    units, but neither of those would fit. You may have to go back to
    haunting eBay...
    Scott Schuckert, Aug 4, 2005
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    Bob Salomon Guest

    If you are in the USA the Lucky enlarger was distributed by Bogen quite
    a while ago.

    As of this month Fujimoto will be distributed by Satter Omega.
    Previously it was distributed by Jobo USA who is closing.

    Satter or Bogen dealers may be able to help you.
    Bob Salomon, Aug 4, 2005
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    John Guest


    Can you recommend any sources for information such as this ? We've seen
    some pretty big changes over the past ten years from companies like
    Kostiner, Saunders, Tiffen and even Hassleblad. I'm wondering if Beseler
    even exists outside of an office and a warehouse of leftover supplies and
    parts. So is there any online resource that actually posts news about these
    and other companies ?
    John, Aug 4, 2005
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    Bob Salomon Guest

    Your local camera store can help you or you can contact PMA for
    information on contacting a distributor or a manufacturer.

    In your list above Kostiner was purchased by Saunders several years ago.
    Saunders was then purchased by Tiffen before Tiffen declared bankruptcy
    a couple of years ago.

    Neither Saunders or Tiffen manufacturer Kostiner any longer. This line
    went out of production well before Saunders was sold to Tiffen.
    Bob Salomon, Aug 4, 2005
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    John Guest

    Thanks for the reply. I'm familiar with the Kostiner/Saunders/Tiffen issue
    as I have a couple of Kostiner items (easel and tongs) and I find them to
    be simply the best. When I recommended them to a couple of people I was
    told they were no longer available. I note that Saunders website also no
    longer lists the Super System 4 tanks. Makes me wonder if they're even
    making them anymore. FYI, the "local" camera store for me is 65 miles away
    in Nashville. Even when I do go there they gents that staff the store are
    too busy with bell-&-whistles digi-cams to bother with someone that shoots
    film. I suppose I should be glad they even bother stocking Ilford films and
    John, Aug 4, 2005
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    Bob Salomon Guest

    Those were not a Saunders manufactured item. They were Paterson items.
    Paterson is now selling directly to camera stores from their office in
    Bob Salomon, Aug 4, 2005
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