Quote Originally Posted by andrewmoodie
I've seen a couple of them on ebay and on Durst's italian site www.durst.it but nowhere else.

It looks like a nice, compact unit. There's a picture of it and a bit of info here:

http://www.jebsen.com/English/piod/durst.asp#filmetta
Its an automatic rotation processor that can support good timings but, unfortunately only 3 very small baths (max 320ml) and an effective maximum of 2 rollfilms per run. Because of the small chemical volume and small diamter of the tank (on the scale of the Jobo 1500 series) its probably better to even keep to either chromogenic films or to 35mm. Because of these reasons its real strength is doing 3-bath E-6--- unfortunately also, IMO, somewhat inferior to the 6 bath. What's nice about the unit is that its automatic and even uses the water from the heating bath to wash film so the idea was pretty cool but they just made it a bit too small... If the tanks were at least 500ml and... then again there is such a unit.. available from Meteor-Siegen... And I think Durst too sold a larger brother.. These babies never really caught on since the most work in processing is getting the film onto the reels (the 3'15" of developer is the fast and easy bit to get right)... and here some of the roller-processor machines make life very simple... and don't have the capacity limitation.. and and and... Throw in the balance the lack of replentishment.. the limit to 3 baths.. so no separate bleach and fix for C-41 and no real NP (No-plumbing) process support (no room for a super-stabilization baths) and you a a great unit that is very very limited in its use. For B&W I'd keep to an inversion tank or do with a Jobo 2500 series drum if you want to do rotation.. but colour.. doing some fast diapositive transparencies (although these days that's widely obsolete)... While nice I think using a dip-dunk style processor like the Nova FPs is probably almost as comfortable (for all but perhaps single film processing) and much more flexible.. Oh.. well probably explains why Durst, Tetenal and others are dumping them..