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    Well who would have thought it

    As the unhappy owner of a Durst L1200 with multigraph head I posted a message asking if anyone wanted to swap the multigraph head for a VLS head or Ilford module.

    As I expected I heard nothing, nada, bugger all. Then suddenly, quite out of the blue, this charming chap drops me an email offering to swap his VLS head for mine. I nearly choked on my Wallmart pasta bake when I read it.

    It gets better. By shear good luck the owner was coming over to the UK and brings the enlarger with him. After a rather warm evening (it was 30 deg C in my darkroom) disassembling and re-assembling our respective enlargers I am now the proud (and very happy) owner of a Laborator L1200 with VLS 500 head.

    Deep joy!!!!

    Michael, many many thanks.
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    Adrian

    Yes, we saw it in the back of his car, ready to deliver on the Ilford factory tour. Did he show you the panoramic motorised monster too?

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    Sure did. What an amazing piece of kit. He even demonstrated it outside my house. He has a negative of me grinning like an idiot in two places at once.

    I must admit I was initially quite surprised that he brought the whole enlarger with him but as they are different colours I understand why he did. Condition wise there was nothing to separate them.

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    Adrian,

    glad you like it.

    The trip was real fun. Visiting the Ilford factory, then getting a Multigraph, after that a weekend in the Lake District (where I shot about 40 rolls of 220 film.)

    It's a VLS 501 head by the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by philldresser
    Did he show you the panoramic motorised monster too?
    That's not a monster! I can hold it in my hand (though not for shooting.)
    If you're not taking your camera...there's no reason to travel. --APUG member bgilwee

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    You have WalMarts in England? I thought that was only inflicted on we barbarous colonists!


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    Quote Originally Posted by FirePhoto
    You have WalMarts in England? I thought that was only inflicted on we barbarous colonists!
    Sort of.... WalMart bought out a UK supermarket chain a couple of years back: Asda - one of the smaller chains. I've never been in one but I guess they may sell Walmart branded stuff in them now even though they are still called "Asda".

    Cheers, Bob.



 

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