Selecting the correct Omega D-series Lifting Lever Kit
The lamphouse lifting mechanism used on Omega D-series enlargers is relatively simple in construction, but due to the multiple revisions to lamphouses, chassis, and levers over the years, determining what is required to switch lamphouses or replace missing levers has been an exercise in frustration for many users. To easily determine which of our Lifting Lever kits is required to mount a D-series condenser lamphouse or a Super Chromega D Dichroic lamphouse on a D-II, D-2, D-3, D-5, or D-6 chassis, simply follow these steps:
a condenser lamphouse:
Once you know the offset measurement, choose
the appropriate kit:
Note: From the pictures above it can be seen that the mounting bracket on the condenser lamphouse has two potential positions. You may encounter a lamphouse that has only one set of mounting holes for the bracket. The forward position is required for D2 and D3 enlargers, and is preferred for D5 and D6 enlargers. If your combination of lamphouse and chassis has an offset measurement of other than 3 or 4½ inches, please contact us for additional options.
the Super Chromega D Dichroic lamphouse:
Note regarding D-4 enlargers: These kits as supplied will NOT fit an Omega D-4 chassis. If you require a Lifting Lever Kit for a D-4 chassis, we can modify the appropriate lever kit to fit the D-4.