lacoli/lacotra 138 price

Discussion in 'Darkroom Equipment' started by jhochstoeger, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. jhochstoeger

    jhochstoeger Member

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    Hi, i just found a cold light source for a laborator 138, a durst lacoli/lacotra 138 in good condition. the seller asks 150 €. is it a fair price? any special things to look for at these units?

    greets,
    h.
     
  2. frotog

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    I had one of these. Terribly uneven. If you were to make a print of just the light source you'd see what I mean. The condenser head can be utilized as a diffuse source by simply laying a piece of white (roscoe 216) or half-white (roscoe 251) diffusion on top of the negative carrier. Roscoe or Lee 18x24" gels can be had for $7 a sheet.