Durst FEMOGLA AN thickness

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  1. LikeAPolaroid

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    Hi

    Anyone with a Durst Laborator 1200 out there who have the AN glass in the carrier, willing to share the thickness of the glass? Is it 2mm or 3mm?

    I am looking to buy an AN glass but am unsure of its thickness.

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    I suggest contacting the owner of Focal Point Glass. ItÂ’s business in Deltona, Florida specializing in machining carrier glass in both regular slide glass and anti-Newton glass.

    He will know exactly the thickness, length, width, and what beveling might be required to fit your Durst carrier.

    http://fpointinc.com/glass.htm
     
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    Would have thought it would be the same thickness as the Femomasks (3.04mm). Measuring my FEMOGLA, it comes out at 2.86mm - Nominally, 3mm thick glass should do the job :smile:
     
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    thanks Paul. 3mm it is then.

    is it beveled the same way as the Femomask?

    also, say I want to use the glass on top and the mask on the bottom. my bottom mask (as I think every Femomask) has film positioning pins. I guess those would hit the glass on the top - unless I create pin holes in the glass as the ones on the top Femomask.
    so, should I just take the top mask and put it on the bottom position?

    thanks again
     
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    Same shape and size as a Femomask, but only two edges have a 45 degree bevel on them. One would normally use a plain glass FEMOGLA on the bottom and an A.N. FEMOGLA on the top - More surfaces to keep clean :sad:

    Only one half of the Femomask pair has locating pins (except the 5x4 mask) - You could always use the other half or cut one from a scrap of mount board.
     
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    Aren't the locating pins always spring-loaded for just this reason? They'll just push out of the way.

    Duncan
     
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    Perhaps on some of the other masks the pins are spring loaded, but on mine, they are solid.
     
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    So are mine, they won't push out of the way.