CLS 301 on laborator 138

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  1. Aldo M.

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    Goodmorning at all , can someone help me?

    I want to buy a 4x5 enlarger , and i found a 138 with cls 301 color head.

    But i haven't any manual and information for the CLS 301 !!

    In particular can a LATIBOX 138 (mixing box for the 5x7 or 13x18) print 4x5 films?

    or i have to buy the latibox 450 for the 4x5 ?
     
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    I would think the larger mixing box will print the smaller negative. Just not as bright as a matched size mixing box.
     
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    I use an IFF Ampliator 5x7" enlarger and a 5x7" mixing box with 4x5" negatives. Works very well! I doubt't that the 4x5" mixing box would be significantly brighter.

    Trond
     
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    Google - durst laborator 138 manual -and you will find a manual.
     
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    According to the Durst literature the 4x5" mixing box gains 1/2 stop over the 5x7" mixing box.
     
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    Thanks at all ! so there are no problems ! ... but i want to take a closer look to the enlarger next sunday , any suggestions on what i should check ? somewhere i read about asbestos condition ...