Durst 1200 question

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  1. Richard Wasserman

    Richard Wasserman Member

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    I just bought a used Durst 1200 enlarger with a Dichroic head and have a question. There are 2 red levers on either side of the enlarger behind the mixing box and I can't figure out what their function is. They are marked with on/off symbols, but when I turn them nothing seems to happen. Can anyone with one of these enlargers please enlighten me? Thanks
    Richard
     
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    jd callow Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    These are used to release the head so that it can be rotated for horizontal printing.

    If you PM me your address I will make you a copy of the owners manual.
     
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    Lovely enlarger isn't it?
     
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    Move both to unlock the head so the unit can pivot either way for wall projection.
     
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    Yes, it sure is. I bought it yesterday from a pro lab that closed. I felt a bit like a vulture circling a corpse when I bought it, but the enlarger was certainly a bargain. The man who helped me kept finding accessories and handing them to me; I got quite a complete kit.

    Thank you everyone who answered my question. I knew that the head pivots, but didn't know how.
    Richard