Durst 'Repro'

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by David Kuss, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. David Kuss

    David Kuss Guest

    Just picked one up at a yard sale - Anybody familiar with them, or have any
    experience with one?
    Thanks for any info,
    D
     
    David Kuss, Apr 3, 2007
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  2. Dursts came with a reversible 'forehead'(?) that contained
    a 45 degree mirror. If reversed there was a 'tv screen'
    motif and sometimes the word 'repro'.

    If you put film where the negative is supposed to be
    and artwork on the baseboard an enlarger makes a very
    good process camera, albeit one that only takes small film.

    The mirror reversal on the Durst allowed peering back
    through the enlarger optics for focusing, etc.

    I have a Beseler and to use it as a 4x5 copy camera I put
    a see-through ruler in the negative carrier and turn the
    enlarger and adjust to the right scale factor and focusing;
    use a pair of floods to illuminate the easel; and use
    lithographic film so it can be handled under red safelights.
    Loading 4x5 film in a Beseler neg carrier in the dark is an
    unpleasant task.
     
    Nicholas O. Lindan, Apr 3, 2007
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  3. David Kuss

    David Kuss Guest

    Thank you for the information - you cleared up several questions I had about
    it.
    I didn't think about the other uses for it, either - thanks for that tip,
    too.

    D
     
    David Kuss, Apr 4, 2007
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