Durst Enlrager Condenser

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  1. afrank

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    I managed to get a Durst m601 but only with one COndenser for 35mm.
    Condensers seem to be rare or even non-existend on the second hand market.
    Is there a way to get a hold of simple convex lenses to build a condenser with lenses of 80mm+ in diameter?

    What about using condensers/lenses from other brands?
    Maybe someone has some extra!

    Greetings,

    Frank
     
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    Yea I meant Condenser Glass ~80mm in diameter. Saw it, the problem is that I need x2, as 1 wont work alone right? or is there a way to use 1 for 6x6(Sivocon 80) + 35mm one, Sivocon 50
     
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    You need a set, if you are not wedded to condensers you may be able to find the color insert to replace the condenser set up, athough the color insert has 2 mixing boxes the 80mm work well for 50mm as well.
     
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    Sorry, I misunderstood your talking about lens diameters- thought you were referring to enlarging lenses, but you obviously meant the condenser lenses.

    I was also misleading in my referring to the ebay auction, because just one 80-condenser is offered, while for 6x6 you will need two 80's. For 35mm you need one 50 and an 80. It's a confusing system.

    If you can't find the condensers then I second the suggestion of looking for a CLS 66 colourhead + the light mixing box for 6x6, then you're covered for 35mm and up to 6x6.