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I have been lucky enough to find a MINOX RIGA ENLARGER in its box. Can anyone tell me the voltage to use for this enlarger since I do not have the courage to plug it in the current 220 V suply.

-- PEGORARI ALBINO (pegorari@tin.it), February 04, 2000


The best thing to do is send an email to webmaster@minox.com They are quite helpful

-- martin tai (martin.tai@capcanada.com), February 04, 2000.

You are not going to use this Riga enlarger in your darkroom, are'nt you ?

I check out Heckmann's and Moses' books, there is only reference to low voltage transformer. No mention about input voltalge.

The Riga enlarger's collector value far outstrip its practical value, how high the voltage or what bulb to use kind of technicality is not important.

Instead, its appearance is much more important, such as any dent, or crack in the housing, are all the pieces complete etc.

If I were you, I would keep it in a display unit, and never plug it in any life voltage, I don't even want to know about it.

-- martin tai (martin.tai@capcanada.com), February 05, 2000.

"If I were you, I would keep it in a display unit, and never plug it in any life voltage, I don't even want to know about it. "

What a sad response. Cameras and enlargers are tools to use. Someone who thinks they're only for looking at is missing out on half the fun.

Pegorari, take the transformer unit to a good electrical shop and ask them to check the input voltage - they can do that quite easily. Once you've got it going, enjoy using your new toy. It's more fun than just looking at it.

-- Harvey Platter (harvey_platter@hotmail.com), March 12, 2001.

A Riga Minox enlarger with Box worth a lot of money in auction.

If you really want a Minox enlarger, you may sell the Riga and use a third or half of the proceed to buy a Minox enlarger II, with much better performance.

-- martin tai (martin.tai@capcanada.com), March 15, 2001.

I have to say that I respectfully disagree with you here Martin. I keep a MINT Minox Riga in a belt case on my person all the time and shoot it almost every day. I love it and love the fine, old fashioned (soft) black and white pictures it gives me. I have just acquired a Riga enlarger, mint in it's original box and I can't wait to try it and see what wierd results I get with it. I think a huge part of the fun is using those original vintage kits. To advise someone to sell and buy a more modern enlarger would be like telling that vintage car lover not to drive his beautiful 1935 Rolls Royce because it would fetch a lot of money at auction and advising him to sell it and buy a new BMW if he really insists on driving.

Regards, Duncan. www.ebug.se

-- Duncan McMorrin (duncan@ebug.se), May 23, 2001.

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