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    Re: Durst L1840 Enlarger 8x10 10x10--Everything you wanted to know...

    Quote Originally Posted by urs100 View Post
    Hello,
    problem solved. The problem was a broken micro switch, see attached image.
    Replacement was hard to get from the original supplier, they usually sell them in packages of 500 pieces. Now they charged me 25 Euros for ONE, but it was worth the money because the machine works well again. In between I tried another similar looking switch for a few Euros but that one did not work either.
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    Good work that you persisted and got it working again!

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    Re: Durst L1840 Enlarger 8x10 10x10--Everything you wanted to know...

    Glad it worked out, Claus!

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    Re: Durst L1840 Enlarger 8x10 10x10--Everything you wanted to know...

    Useful thread. Learn lots of new things. I always test my electronic device through the fluke 117 multimeter. But, it is new things for me.
    Last edited by keptamon; 28-Dec-2017 at 06:12.
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    Re: Durst L1840 Enlarger 8x10 10x10--Everything you wanted to know...

    Very interesting reading. Such a big beautiful machine. I saw this ad in the German E-Bay site and is close to where I live. I wish I could justify buying it. No price listed as price negotiable. How much would one of these things go for anyway?

    https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-...50173-245-1609

    -Doug

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    Re: Durst L1840 Enlarger 8x10 10x10--Everything you wanted to know...

    Anywhere from the scrap value of the metal to whatever someone wants to pay for one. I paid $2,000 for my SM-183 25 years ago, and two years ago bought an 8x10 DeVere for half of that. So it really depends on how badly you want it, and how badly the seller wants to get rid of it. With the 8x10 Dursts, there is an issue of bulb availability, so you probably want to look into that.
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    Re: Durst L1840 Enlarger 8x10 10x10--Everything you wanted to know...

    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Richardson View Post
    Very interesting reading. Such a big beautiful machine. I saw this ad in the German E-Bay site and is close to where I live. I wish I could justify buying it. No price listed as price negotiable. How much would one of these things go for anyway?
    -Doug
    As Luis alluded to, the range is extremely wide...

    I paid a little more than scrap value for mine (250USD through a LF community member), but then invested in lensboards, AN and regular glass for the negative carrier, some considerable effort in clean up, procuring some lamps, and some fabrication.

    Depending upon your skills or the local available of the needed skills at reasonable rates, you might consider purchasing a working system...

    Good luck on your efforts, as they are remarkable machines.

    Regards,

    Len

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    Re: Durst L1840 Enlarger 8x10 10x10--Everything you wanted to know...

    Try to buy the two filament lamp for it or the silver coated reflector needed for even light. I have one like this that I would like to sell with new reflector and three spare lamps but I would want more than the scrap metal price for it. On the other hand I could deliver it to your address in Europe anytime after april 2018.

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    Re: Durst L1840 Enlarger 8x10 10x10--Everything you wanted to know...

    Getting just a few days from the 10-year anniversary of my ownership of this enlarger.

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    Re: Durst L1840 Enlarger 8x10 10x10--Everything you wanted to know...

    Quote Originally Posted by ic-racer View Post
    Getting just a few days from the 10-year anniversary of my ownership of this enlarger.
    Happy [soon to be] anniversary, ic-racer!

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    Re: Durst L1840 Enlarger 8x10 10x10--Everything you wanted to know...

    I can't think of any "Durst" bulb that you can't get at a fraction of the price from a specialty bulb dealer. But my current colorhead on the L184 uses common affordable ELH bulbs.

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