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    FS: Enlargers in Tulsa . . .

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    DannL,

    I don't know how you posted these, but when I follow your links, I can't get back here. That enlarger looks like a screaming deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pbromaghin View Post
    DannL,

    I don't know how you posted these, but when I follow your links, I can't get back here. That enlarger looks like a screaming deal.
    I don't know about the link issue. It must be a browser thing. I would love to see the enlargers there in Tulsa, but I already have two. The one ad says they have eight Durst 501's. I hope they don't end up in a landfill.
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    Durst 501

    Dann: what is your experience with the 501's? I am thinking the color heads, as I prefer dichroic vs. under-the-end filters. Your insight & advice would be appreciated. I am not far from where these enlargers are and am thinking about going over take a look. My experience is with Omega equipment and have never used Durst.
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    Durst are very fine machines. My only caution would be to ensure that you get one with all the parts you'll need - lens boards, negative carriers, etc. - as parts and accessories for Durst are harder to find and more expensive here in the USA. Not impossible, just harder. Beselers are much more readily available. Only my opinion, but I own both Omega and Beseler, and consider Beseler an "upgrade".

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackRosa View Post
    Dann: what is your experience with the 501's? I am thinking the color heads, as I prefer dichroic vs. under-the-end filters. Your insight & advice would be appreciated. I am not far from where these enlargers are and am thinking about going over take a look. My experience is with Omega equipment and have never used Durst.
    Oh, when I said I have two, I meant I already had two enlargers, but not Durst. I had a smaller Durst for 35mm-6x6cm several years ago and considered it to be "very well made." But other than that I haven't seen another Durst enlarger in person. David is right though. When gathering up an enlarger from these sales, look around to see if other associated parts might be nearby. Include those parts in your lot. "Leave no stone unturned", as it were.

    http://www.galerie-photo.com/manuels/durst-l1200-manual.pdf

    There's a manual I found that describes similar Durst enlargers and shows how the might appear when complete.
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    Beseler, Durts

    Quote Originally Posted by David Brown View Post
    Durst are very fine machines. My only caution would be to ensure that you get one with all the parts you'll need - lens boards, negative carriers, etc. - as parts and accessories for Durst are harder to find and more expensive here in the USA. Not impossible, just harder. Beselers are much more readily available. Only my opinion, but I own both Omega and Beseler, and consider Beseler an "upgrade".
    Thank you David. I think they also have Beseler equipment (not sure).

    If The Durst comes with all the parts, would you say I would be buying quality stuff if I go Durst?

    I have a couple of small Omegas and would not rate them as super-high quality. My Omega F (10x10) mounted on a Fotar chassis has been a workhorse for many, many years.
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    Thanks Dan. I am going to print the Durst manual and bring with me. I appreciate sharing your insight as I appreciate the info on the enlarger.
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    Best of luck in your adventure. If I lived closer, ie; if the sale was in OKC for example, I'ld probably have a garage full of Durst enlargers by now. ;-)
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    The Durst seem to be much more a precision tool then either Beseler or Omega. Far
    less slop in the way things fit together.
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