Durst Laborator 1000 condenser lens

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Hi, I have ruined the lower condenser lens of my Durst Laborator 1000 4x5 enlarger. My questions are: are these lenses still manufactured and does anybody know a source to purchase one? (Durst Italy unfortunately refuses to respond to any e-mails). Does the condenser lenses of the newer models fit the older ones? Thanks.

-- Ralf (rebutia@surf-eu.de), November 27, 2000


One thing I'd suggest is try ringing round secondhand shops and repairers or anywhere someone may have taken a Condenser laborator in to swap for a multigrade head. Alternativly save up for a multigrade head as IMHO they make things very easy, bar the dodging and burning.

-- David Kirk (david_j_kirk@hotmail.com), November 27, 2000.

Try the usual second-hand sources (in .de):

Hasken +49 89 281477 Woog +49 711 5782868 Hatzfeld +49 69 232077 Hoenig +49 6162 6410


-- Martin Jangowski (martin@jangowski.de), November 28, 2000.

Try this address in Holland http://www.fotoabro.nl they have lots of second hand stuff, they do not usually sell parts like condensors because they keep them to repair enlargers which might come without all parts. Tell them that I gave you the address, it might just help.

-- andrea Milano (milandro@multiweb.nl), November 30, 2000.

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