Picture of the Leitz Focomat IIc

This post is by Ron Dawson from The Online Photographer

I looked in vain the other day for a good photograph of the Leitz Focomat IIc that I could use. Reader Guenther Roth found a great one—it’s at the top of Austrian photographer Thomas Eisl’s review. I didn’t find that in my own search. Here’s the link, if you want to see what the big beast really looked like all polished and shiny. It’s a nice and informative article, too.

Many thanks, Guenther!

Since I said that the Focomat IIc was not the best enlarger I ever used, several people have asked what was. That’s up next, just for fun, but I doubt we will be staying on the topic of enlargers much longer. I was going to say they have gone the way of the buggy whip. But then I realized that I live in an area where horse-drawn buggies are actually very common! They’re out in force on a sunny Sunday. The day of rest is apparently also a day for churchgoing, weddings, and visiting friends; I notice more buggies on the roads on Sundays than any other day of the week. But I digress.

Today is also my son Xander’s 31st birthday! Happy Birthday Xander.


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