Durst CLS 450 and VLS 500

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  1. fred

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    Hello dear b&w photographers,

    The digital hype gives some opportunities on the anlogue second hand market.
    I bought a Durst L1000 with CLS 450 and a Durst L1200 with VLS 500.
    Is there someone who is working with these enlargers?
    An who can provide me a copy of the manuals?

    Many thanks
    Fred
     
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    Thanks a lot!
     
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    I bought a L1000 with CLS 450 early this year. I asked RĂ¼diger Mehlmann a very nice guy who is doing german support for analogue devices if I could get a manual. His reply was that this thing is so simple I will hardly need one (given the cost of about 20 EUR if I would like to have a copy) but he would rather send me a pdf-list of the accessories once available. If you are interested I can mail you that list. It is in German, but part-names and pictures should make it universally comprehensible.

    Stefan.
     
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    Hello Stefan,

    I've the same configuration here, a L1000 with cls 450.

    Indeed, it is simple. Orthow there is a feature that I don't understand, the "in" and "out" filter handle on the left side.

    In the mean while I contacted already the website "oldcameras", in the near future I will have the manauals. I would be nice to send me your list...once I have the pdf files from the manual I will send it also to you.

    Fred
     
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    On most dichroic enlargers I've seen that simply swings the filter set out of the lightpath without disturbing the settings so you cab focus or take readings etc.
     
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    I've used a CLS 450 head. I agree that it is so simple that there is no need for a manual.

    Others have stated that Durst will mail manuals for free, so if you are still looking for a manual you could try contacting Durst: http://www.durst.it/
     
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    Exactly. The filters swing out and and a red warning-LED on the front goes on.

    The accessory-list I promised will follow!

    Stefan