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    Re: Durst Laborator S-45 Special first use

    To solve this problem with the 183S I put a ND filter into the filter drawer. If you are worried about heat you can also use the heat absorbing glass filter (or add some opal glass to it) that slides in between the filter tray and the bulb.

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    Re: Durst Laborator S-45 Special first use

    Quote Originally Posted by Irishvoyageur View Post
    I am wondering if I am compromising the quality (sharpness) of my enlargement by using such a small aperature?
    Make a print at F16 and F32 compare the prints side by side. That is the way everyone does it.

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    Re: Durst Laborator S-45 Special first use

    I mount my lens board onto a bellows with a mirrorless digital camera & view enlarged digital images looking for distortion, corner focus, light drop-off, etc. I stick with f/8 or f/11. F/16 is usable but I don't use 32, 22, 5.6, or wide open (except to focus)

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    Re: Durst Laborator S-45 Special first use

    By far the simplest solution is to buy yourself a few 75W bulbs, to replace the 150W when needed. Note that there is also a 250W bulb in the pseudo-Photocrescenta series, which is still occasionally available. That covers the rare possibility that the enlarger can cope with the heat and that you want to make huge enlargements!

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    Re: Durst Laborator S-45 Special first use

    Don't forget to add a blower for bulbs over 200 W I use one regardless of wattage. Also the G series bulbs have large envelopes and you can get them in different wattages.

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    Re: Durst Laborator S-45 Special first use

    There's thousands of these floating around for a 212 bulb
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