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Zone VI compensator

David Okner , May 18, 2008; 10:58 a.m.

Hi all,

can a compensator that was sold with a 35mm/6x7 cold head work with a 4x5 head?

are they generic?





John Stockdale , May 18, 2008; 05:34 p.m.

I assume you mean a 4x5 cold light head.

If you mean the Stabilizer, yes. If you mean the compensating Timer (which came later than the Stabilizer), also yes.

These units are generic in a sense, but they rely on a sensor being in the head. Which they were as standard for the Zone VI heads (at least the later ones if not all). The sensor was available as an add-on to other cold light heads like the Aristo units. Calumet used to sell the Zone VI sensors, but I think that they don't any more. They are a standard type of electronic component.

I have some old Zone VI instructions if you're interested in an email of a scan.

David Okner , May 18, 2008; 06:14 p.m.

hey john,

that would be great!

i really appreciate the help.

my email is dave42@aequale.com



Russ Britt , May 19, 2008; 07:04 a.m.

I have a zone head bought used on e-bay.....could use the instructions also. Thanks Russ

Janet Brosius , Sep 09, 2008; 11:55 a.m.

I am in process of purchasing a used Omega D2 with a Zone VI enlarger head. I have no idea which type it is or whether it is modified for a compensator or stabilizer. I do have some small electrical box for my Minolta Color head, would this be a stabilizer and could I use it for the Zone VI?

Does anyone have a copy of manuels they could email me for the Omega D2 (I purchased one for backup) or the Zone VI head? Shall I continue with purchase of the one with Zone VI head? Appreciate any responses, Janet

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