Durst laborator 1200 user's manual

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  1. pabliss

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    Dear Apug members,

    I'm new to this forum and first of all I would like to introduce me briefly.

    I'm an amateur photographer who lives in Madrid, Spain. I mostly shoot medium format using a TLR Rolleiflex. Mi main interest are landscapes and domestic animals (dogs and cats), not very strange considering that professionally I'm a vet.

    Recently, I bought a second hand Durst Laborator 1200 with B&W head (condersers). I wrote to Durst Italy requesting a copy of the user's manual but they didn't reply me at all. So, I'm quite lost with several things about this great enlarger.

    I saw in a post from an Apug member (I beleive he or she was "nomoreroger") a year ago or so that he/she had a manual for the Durst Laborator 1200 for free.

    I wrote "nomoreroger" as well, but again I didn't have a reply.

    So, now my last chance are one of yours. Have any of you a copy of this manual? In such a case, Would be possible for you to send me a pdf copy of the manual?

    If any of you were so kind, I would be eternally grateful!!

    I think that's all. Thank you very much in advance and I'm very happy to find this great group devoted to traditional photography. Congratulations to all!!!!

    Best wishes,

    Pablo.
     
  2. jd callow

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    I have the manual in PDF format. If you subscribe to APUG and send me your email address I'll email it to you.

    Cheers,

    jdc
     
  3. jd callow

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    Opps

    and Welcome to APUG!!
     
  4. Frank F

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    I just got my L1200 as well... Some basic questions.....Has anyone ever seen a point light source head for this enlarger? Know where one is for sale ( not my enlarger, for a friend's...He got his at the same time. )

    What bulb fits on this beast if I have the regular old fashioned condenser setup? 212?

    Are the format plates for the negative carrier just plain old metallic plates with a specific size tu out on the inside, and specific profile on the outside, or are there oterh parts to the plates, like alignment pins, etc?

    Has anyone seen a place for used parts, other than Jensen Optical?

    Thanks
    Frank
     
  5. jd callow

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    Manuals sent.

    The neg carriers come in male female pairs, are beveled, and have alignment pins. I mostly use glass.

    Ebay is the only place I know of now that JoBo in Ann Arbor Mi closed shop.
     
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    Thanks I just got the manual.......

    Much Appreciated.....

    Frank
     
  7. pabliss

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    Dear Jdc,

    I received the manual perfectly. Thanks very much.

    Anyway, I've been reading it and sadly doesn't resolve most of my doubts. I mean, what I would need to know are things like how to be sure that bulb is in the right position, if is normal to see the shadow of the bulb on the board instead of a square when the bellows is fully extended or retracted, if it's necessary to make adjustments everytime I make an enlargment, what are the two metal pieces on the top of the femocon 80, and so on. I guess my doubts are more related with some aspects of functioning and practical use that are not covered by this manual.

    Do you know if exists another different manual that deals with those questions?

    Sorry very much if I'm bothering you too much, but I would appreciate any information you've got.

    Thanks a lot again.

    Best wishes,

    Pablo.
     
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    I too have an L1200, and it came with only one neg holder although the femoneg carrier was there. They come up once and awhile, but---lately Stone mills has had many on ebay...and others in stock, so I WOULD contact them.
    There's another seller now with a lot of durst stuff as well.

    It's taken me a year, but I now have all the masks I need.

    I could also use the PDF manual if Mr. Callow would be so kind...
    mpblais@mpbcs.com

    Good luck..
     
  9. Frank F

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    I contacted Jensen Optical. They have lots of parts, and best yet, they know what you need and what you do not need. I did not get the same level of support from stonemills. They are more likely liquidators rather than tech support types.


    He has all kinds of parts, of will tell you when he gets them Prices are right too....

    But I still would like to find a nice Femoneg at a bargain basement price.....May have to buy an entire enlarger to get one...... ( Won't be the first or last time I have had to do that....)
     
  10. jd callow

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    No problem with the questions.
    This is the 'long' manual. Durst also makes a very short (maybe 8pg) glossy version which is little more than an advertising brochure.

    Blaze-on you have mail...
     
  11. MichaelBriggs

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    The negative carrier is the Femoneg. With the glass inserts, it handles all formats and you don't need anything else. You can also get metal inserts with holes (Femomasks), each for a specific format. Some versions of Femomasks have spring loaded alignment pins, so you can use a plate on the bottom and glass on the top.

    Another source for parts and accessories is direct from Durst -- http://www.durst.it/ and click on "Online Shop". The prices for US & Canada are similar to new prices when Jobo was the distributor (=expensive), but at least include shipping.

    Focal Point ( http://www.fpointinc.com/glass.htm) supplies non-OEM glass for the Femoneg.
     
  12. Mica

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    looking for Laborator 1200's manual

    Hello,
    As you could allready understand it, I've just bought a second hand Laborator 1200 to make large exhibition prints and I've been looking for the user's manual to get some precise information about how to manage with perspective and to be sure that I don't miss any important issue...
    I would be very gratefull if you would accept to send me the pdf file,
    michaelduperrin@wanadoo.fr
    Best regards,
    Michael
     
  13. jd callow

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    Mica welcome to APUG. I have the Durst L1200 manual which includes instructions for the Tim 2000 and AC L1200. I will email you a PDF copy if you decide to subscribe to APUG.
     
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    Hi Franck,

    I have just bought a laborator 1200 as you did, I mean without any manual. I would like to understand a bit more some issues, as the use of the different condenser and the way to correct parallelism. I don't dare to ask MrCallow as he has allready spent time to send it to many people. Would you accept to send me the pdf ?
    I would really appreciate it as it would be very helpfull,
    Best regards,
    Mica
    (michaelduperrin@wanadoo.fr)
     
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    Manual Durst Laborator 1200

    Hello, I finish buying of second hand a Durst Laborator and I cannot be able the manual of user to include/understand its possibilities. If you can send a copy to me of the manual I am thankful to him sincerely and I will be able to manage to work better. Best regards,. Luis
     
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    JD,

    I received the manual.
    Thank you very much for the quick response.

    Mike
     
  18. sbigp

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    Also looking for Laborator 1200's manual

    Hello, I am in need of the manual for the Durst L1200. I notice that our moderator JD is able to send it as a pdf file. I would be very grateful to recieve a copy.Many thanks
     
  19. jd callow

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    sbigp,
    I will send the manual to you should you subscribe to APUG. Subscriptions are what keeps the site running (I don't receive a dime)

    jdc
     
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    Having seen the previous posts I have just subscribed to APUG and would be most grateful to recieve a copy of the manual for the Durst L1200.Thanks
     
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    erkslad,Welcome to APUG and thanks for subscribing. PM me your email address and I'l send out the manual. I will be gone most of the day today so I may not be able to send it until late today or tomorrow.

    Cheers,

    jdc
     
  22. Fishcam

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    Hello, Just bought a Durst L1200 colour head enlarger from an auction with a 5x4 condenser.
    Can't get it to work yet but if someone could send me a manual I would be very grateful.

    christodoulosneophytou@hotmail.com
     
  23. jd callow

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    Welcome to APUG. I am will gladly send you a pdf should you decide to subscribe.

    http://www.apug.org/forums/subscribers.php
     
  24. alexapug

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    Hello,
    I acquired a Laborator 1200 with a CLS 501 color head, but of course no manual. Could someone help me out?
    Thanks
    Alex
     
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    Alexapug, PM sent to you.
     
  26. PSH

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    jdc
    I have second hand Durst Laborator 1200 with CLS 500 , please send me PDF of Durst laborator 1200 user's manual or any infomation about this enlarger.
    parwiz_shakibaee@yahoo.com
    thank you
    PSH