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I Shoot Film 18th April 2012 10:21 AM

Durst M805
 
I recently purchased a Durst M805 B&W enlarger which needs the top Bimagla AN Glass insert for the carrier. If anyone could advise me where I could find one please let me know. Also can anyone confirm that the enlarger head only has one mirror to reflect the light to the condensers. Thank you to anyone who takes the time to read this. AO

Argentum 18th April 2012 06:56 PM

Try these people in the UK

http://www.northernphoto.co.uk/durst.php3

or direct from Durst

http://www2.durst.it/shop/prodliste....id=3&ptitid=42

I Shoot Film 18th April 2012 08:23 PM

Thanks so much for the links Argentum. Going to call Northern Photo in the morning and hopefully Durst will reply to me in the next day or two.
Thanks again for your assistance and best wishes, AO

Argentum 18th April 2012 08:30 PM

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Originally Posted by I Shoot Film (Post 67109)
Thanks so much for the links Argentum. Going to call Northern Photo in the morning and hopefully Durst will reply to me in the next day or two.
Thanks again for your assistance and best wishes, AO

Don't hold your breath waiting for Durst. They aren't speedy. If Northern Photo don't have one then just order online from durst. It'll turn up (eventually).

And you might try NOVA as they have a load of Durst bits whaich don't appear on their website.

MartyNL 18th April 2012 10:03 PM

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Originally Posted by I Shoot Film (Post 67083)
I recently purchased a Durst M805 B&W enlarger which needs the top Bimagla AN Glass insert for the carrier. If anyone could advise me where I could find one please let me know. Also can anyone confirm that the enlarger head only has one mirror to reflect the light to the condensers. Thank you to anyone who takes the time to read this. AO

As far as I know there is only one mirror to reflect the light to the condensers, but I'm curious as to why you need to ask..?

The new price for a Binema AN glass 32 is well worth the money as they go for silly prices secondhand. And the problem with secondhand as you can imagine, is that you can't be absolutely sure they are free of scratches or marks until you have it in your hands or even make prints. And believe me, even the tiniest graze will definately show up on prints costing you more money and heartache in the long run. Unless you love re-touching?:D

My advice is buy new and have fun straight away rather than wait and perhaps be disappointed and out of pocket later.

I Shoot Film 18th April 2012 10:49 PM

Thanks for confirming that for me. I asked because a seller on Ebay sent me some out of focus, blasted with flash pics which seemed to show two mirrors. The guy was a crook...he knew nothing about the item and wanted payment by credit card not paypal.

MartyNL 18th April 2012 11:11 PM

An example of silly money!

Argentum 19th April 2012 12:40 AM

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Originally Posted by MartyNL (Post 67122)
An example of silly money!

At that price I agree you may as well buy a new one direct from durst. But by the time you add VAT and shipping it'll probably cost a little more from durst but personally I'd rather have a brand new unscratched one from durst.

I Shoot Film 19th April 2012 07:26 AM

I agree waiting to hear back from them and place my order. thanks again to both of you for your time and assistance. have to get the kids to school now be back a bit later.

Cheers Al

Xpres 19th April 2012 08:49 AM

I have an M805 packed away with loads of accessories. I may well have what you need but will need to look and check the condition. If I have one you can have it for beer money not silly money...
There are companies that sell AN glass cut to size which might work out a lot cheaper.


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