The DV Condenser
lamphouse is probably the type most familiar to Omega users, having been
in production for more than 50 years. As well, quite a number of the
older type lamphouses have been converted to DV specification using the DV
Conversion kits. While the basic design has not changed over all those
years, there have been a number of cosmetic changes. It has appeared in
both black and grey trim, for instance, and the front label has changed
numerous times over the years.
The DV lamphouse
has been sold with the D2, D3, D5, Super D6, Pro-Lab II and D5500
enlargers. It originally had the same spring-loaded struts on the
condenser door as the Zoom lamphouse, but this was abandoned long ago in
favour of the simpler magnetic latch.
Used Advice: Since
the DV lamphouse had such a long production run, all parts for it are
available. Even old units that have been converted to DV can be easily
serviced. Used lamphouses should simply be checked to determine that
they're in good working order and complete.