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My Omega D2V enlarger is a beautiful machine. Circa 1976, with an extra-long rail that lets you make bigger prints, it is immaculate because I kept it covered with a garbage bag whenever I wasn’t printing. It’s going on ten years since I last used it.

So I’m selling it, or trying to. Nobody wants it. I offered to drive it up to Classic Enlargers in Stamford, Connecticut, and they declined, citing lack of demand. I listed it on eBay, and when it didn’t sell, listed it again. I offered the enlarger to a nearby high school, which said no because it was retiring its wet darkroom and going digital. So my Omega D2V still sits behind the sofa in my living room, waiting for a new home.