The Chromega E Dichroic II Enlarger was
the latest in a long series of 5"x7" enlargers emanating from the
large format enlargers first developed for the U.S. military during
World War II. As with the Chromega F, the condenser head was
discontinued shortly after the colorheads became available.
include double inclined girders and geared elevation control. The
dichroic lamphouse is of the same design as the Super Chromega D
Dichroic, with a single 250w quartz-halogen lamp, thumbwheel
filtration adjustment, white light switch, and interchangeable
appearance of the Chromega E Dichroic Enlarger has changed over the
years. Early enlargers resembled the D6-XL, with plain aluminum
rails, painted parts finished in grey, and the counterbalance
springs mounted at the top of the column. Late production enlargers
are finished in black, and the counterbalance springs have been
relocated to the rear of the carriage.
Still fully serviceable, but square lens cones for longer focal
length lenses have become scarce. Avoid the late production round substitutes
which vignette the image.