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Old 8th November 2021, 06:30 PM
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Default Durst M605 leaky

Not Titanic leaky, of course, more light leaky.
I had my first printing session yesterday with my recently acquired M605.
It seems very well put together, and I like the rigid geared column. The multi-format negative holder is great, as I can just slide the masks to suit my Horizon panoramic negatives.
Changing the bulb was a bit of a faff, but that's not something you do every day.
Most surprising was the amount of light escaping. There's a slider to change mixing box from 35mm to 6x6. That leaked, plus spillage from the top of the negative carrier. Is this par for the course? Neither my Fujimoto or my LPL are quite as generous with their contribution to the ambient lighting.

ps- Not the fault of the Durst, but didn't manage a single good print in 4 hours. Epic loss of form.
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