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As a novice buying a used enlarger, it didn't occur to me that the Durst femomask m 601 was a problem due to its glass negative holder. I am told that this is a 1974 model, and at there is a metal insert for the negative holder so I wouldn't have to use the glass (you can imagine the dust problems in my basement....)Only the largest vendor in Chicago told me he bought the Durst metal insert inventory years ago, its gone so good luck now! I thought that before I slit my throat and/or bought another enlarger I would see if anyone had it laying around.
-- linda cooper (email@example.com), May 08, 1998
Linda, My first enlarger was a Durst M-600 and I had many problems with Newtons rings until I took the glass from the neg. carrier and, using a glue that won't "burn" negs., glued a piece of cardboard, (non reactive to film), on top of the carrier. Seemed to work for me as I used that enlarger for both 35mm & med. format.
-- H. David Huffman (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 12, 1999.