There must be a Melburnian out there, in need of a beaut Durst 1200 enlarger...

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  1. munz6869

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    It's a blessing/curse working at a university, as I've accidentally acquired 'another' Durst 1200 enlarger, with condenser head, a 150mm lens in Durst mount, and various film holders for 35mm and 6x6/6x7. This enlarger will also cope with 5x4" (and the lens with it is of course for that format).
    It weighs around 30-40kg, and is quite tall (may not fit in a sedan, probably fit lying down in a hatchback with the seats folded or a station wagon).

    Anyways - I can't begin to imagine my fate if I brought a second one home, so I will give it to a good home, in return for a traditional slab of beer, if only to save a perfectly working enlarger, one of the BEST ever made, from the skip. Pick up from CBD

    I'm starting to feel a bit like the Melbourne APUG 5x4" enlarger pimp :whistling:, but there you go...

    Marc!
     
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    Man o Man. If I bring this home... But I just got to. I put my hand up for it Marc, but if anyone else jumps in before the end of the day they can have it. This way I can go out and buy some nice wine and a prepare a nice meal before I get hit with the question - "So what have you bought now" and "Where are you going to put it"
     
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    Ha ha!! Yep...

    Marc!
     
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    If it had been this time last year I'd have jumped at it. But I now have a perfectly good Durst 605 with colour head languishing in a wardrobe because I don't have a darkroom :-(

    Go for it, Andy. At least you have a darkroom......and a wife who has some understanding of its value.

    Cheers, P.
     
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    A slab of beer for Marc, and flowers with a slap up meal for my wife :smile:

    Peter, I did end up buying the mamiya kit I was looking at. I was asked not to buy anything until the new year. So at 0022 hours on 1/1/12 I bought it. There was a cold reception initially, but I have been asked for pictures of the kit and have been asked when the gear is going to arrive. I think Tanya wants to use it too.

    Back to the Durst. I've got a wagon, just will need to take out the kiddie seats and fold down the back seats.
     
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    If I had anywhere to put it. Curse the new age rental apartments and they're only getting smaller it seems. *sighs*

    Nice to know however that these things do come up from time to time. :smile:
     
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    Hey Andy, if your wife gets too upset I'll take it off your hands. It would be my second L1200 so I don't want to appear greedy and try and barge my way to the heard of the queue. The only reason I want a second one is that I use an Ilford MG head and you have to change the lamp position when you swap from 35/120 to 4x5. They are awesome enlargers.

    Paul
     
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    Speaking from recent experience, once you get those children's seats out of the way, you should be able to squeeze that 1200 into your car. :wink:
     
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    I'm proud of you Andy - on both acquisitions. I am sure you'll all be happy together.

    Cheers, Peter.
     
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    I think it's yours Andy!

    Marc!
     
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    Awesome, a bit late looking in now! damn
     
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    Marc, we'll have to tee up a time for me to collect this.
     
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    Hawthorn, Victoria: Australia's highest concentration of Durst 1200's...

    I'll PM my mobile - it's at work in the city, so a weekday would be easiest, but weekends are not impossible...

    Marc!
     
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    In that case maybe I ought to drive over to Hawthorn to see if I can snag one as well :smile:
     
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    Missed out again.... bah.