Durst U70 advice wanted.

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  1. Andy K

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    I've been looking for instructions/manual for this enlarger. Does anyone know of a source (preferably UK)?

    The questions I have are what is the removable panel for in the front of the head above the condenser?

    Is the drawer in the side of the head, below the bulb and above the condenser, for contrast filters?

    What is the red scale with the sliding door below the neg carrier in the front of the head for?

    How does the auto-focus work? (I know it is a system for holding focus while raising or lowering the head, but how does it work?)
     

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    Anyone?
     
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    According to this (page 6/7) your enlarger was built somewhere between 1947 and 1967. Durst sells manuals online (pdf), but yours is not included in the list. Good luck.
     
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    I've got a manual of the U70, but I think it's only in french, have to check this out.
    Q n°1 ?
    Q N°2=Yes 12x12 cm filters!
    Q N°3= Enlargement scale of your negative
    Q N°4= With a spring fixed at the top of the columm
    Hope this will help
    Albert
     
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    The manual is in 5 languages( yes, there is an english part :smile:) if you want a copy of it let me know.
    Q N°1= if you use the enlarger as a camera for copying documents you'll have to fit in a mirror, a copying cassette with ground glass and take out the plate to focus
    Good luck, its a very nice enlarger and easy to use
    Albert
     
  7. Andy K

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    Thank you both for your replies.

    Albert, thank you very much for your offer, I would very much be interested in a copy of the manual! Maybe just a scan of the relevant pages would be useful.
     
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    Andy, here are the photo's of the manual (I don't have a scanner :-(), You'll have to put the images in the right order, I had some problems with the URL.

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    That is fantastic! Thank you so much for taking the time to do that Albert!
     
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    Hi Albert, I'm currently starting restore an old Durst U70 enlarger. I would really appreciate a copy of the manual as well.
    Is there any chance I can get one? Of course, if this involves making photocopies, I woul like to pay for the job.

    Thanks

    davide
     
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    hi there, I'd like a copy, too. Is it possible? Please!
    many thanks I'm really unable using this enlarger. :sad:
     
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    hi Dania, haven't seen your posts until today, sorry.
    Going to look for the pictures and will send them over, as soon as possible

    Albert
     
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    Dear Albert, may I kindly ask you to receive a copy as well?:wink:
    If you agree, I can send you my e-mail address via PM.
    Thank you in advance.

    Davide
     
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    Granafine & Dania: pictures send to your e-mail adress

    Albert
     
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    Got it!
    Thaaaaaank you very much Albert!!! :smile:
     
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    Just picked up a Durst U70. I was wondering if anyone still has the instruction manual for this beautiful machine. Having trouble figuring out the autofocus system. Thank you very much in advance.
     
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    A user by the name of "california" wrote the following on an Italian forum in 2010:
    (reference: http://www.photo4u.it/viewtopic.php?t=407700&sid=0e7f44c85723513c6d990b939977e65b )
    Might be worthwhile to send him an email.
     
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    Durst U70 manuak

    Hi PhiloK and ic-racer,

    I have the manual already scanned in Hi-Res and converted to PDF. If someone of you is interested, please just drop me a PM with your e-mail. Also pls let me know if you can receive a 4 or 5 MB file and if you just want the english section or the whole multi-language booklet.

    Bye

    Davide (aka "California" in Photo4u Italian forum)
     
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    Thank you ic-racer and granafine. PM sent with e-mail address.
     
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    Hi Granafine, Please could you be kind enough to send me a copy of the manual as well. regards, Kunnal
     
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    Hey! Could you be so kind and send copy of the manual for me too? Thankyou!
     
  22. kunnalmotwani

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    Hi, does anyone have this manual?? I still need a copy. Thanks.


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