I have a Durst M605 enlarger for B+W, where does one get lensboards?

Discussion in 'Darkroom Equipment' started by harlequin, Jan 30, 2018.

  1. harlequin

    harlequin Member

    Messages:
    111
    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2008
    Location:
    Los Angeles/San Antonio
    Shooter:
    Medium Format
    Dear APUG Members,

    Short of going to ROME and praying at the Vatican, I wonder if there is a source for standard lensboard
    for this enlarger, 39mm Leica thread in what resembles an inverted tea cup? I know these all have great Italian names
    these accessories...... If someone could shed some light on this, If I know what the standard lensboard is called
    perhaps I can hunt it down here or on ebay.... I love the enlarger, however spare parts are harder to find than
    those for my uncles DeLorean....

    Thanks for your assistance on this....
    I think Durst makes excellent equipment, quirky but excellent.

    Harlequin
     
  2. gorbas

    gorbas Subscriber
    Ads Enabled

    Messages:
    627
    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2007
    Location:
    Vancouver, Canada
    Shooter:
    35mm Pan
    Harlequin do not lose your patience too soon! There are plenty of those lens boards floating around. Knowing their names and dimensions helps. Attached is page from Durst M605 manual.
    Siriopar is flat one for 80 and 75mm with M39
    Siriotub is recessed one for 50mm with M39 and I think it can be flipped out and used with 80mm too. My M605 is in storage so I can not check it now. Those boards were interchangeable between 35mm and medium format Durst's.
    Maybe I should upload whole M605 instruction manual on some permanent thread? How I can do that?
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Jan 30, 2018
  3. darkroommike

    darkroommike Subscriber

    Messages:
    1,303
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2007
    Location:
    Iowa
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I have bought several on Ebay, both the recessed for 50mm lenses and the flat boards for 75mm-80mm lenses. The second part of the name will have the size of the threaded hole. e.g. LAPLA39 SETOPLA25 etc. Thingiverse also had 3D printer files to make the most common Durst boards (have not tried them out). https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:701153
     
  4. Marco Gilardetti

    Marco Gilardetti Member
    Ads Enabled

    Messages:
    603
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2005
    Location:
    Torino, Italy
    Shooter:
    Large Format
    if you will have time enough, while in Rome ring the bell of shops specialised in used cameras. These lensboards are specialised stuff not common even in Italy, however quite obviously the chance that you will find one in Italy is higher than in LA. These two shops seem to have a lot of visibility on the internet, although I've never been there personally and I don't even know if they deal in used enlargers:

    https://www.sabatinifotografia.it/shop/usato
    http://www.otticafotoroma.com/categoria-prodotto/usato-garantito/

    As a side note, the names given to these lensboards are acronyms and have absolutely no meaning in Italian.

    Enjoy your trip and your stay!
     
  5. Dali

    Dali Member
    Ads Enabled

    Messages:
    1,160
    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2009
    Location:
    Philadelphia
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    SIRIOPLA reference for 75 and 80mm lenses (flat board).
    SIRIOTUB reference for 50mm lens (recessed board).
     
  6. ic-racer

    ic-racer Member

    Messages:
    8,719
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2007
    Location:
    Midwest USA
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    i got all my Durst lensboards from e-bay. Some come attached to lenses with no description in the text, so you have to be clever to search for them.
     
  7. wyofilm

    wyofilm Subscriber
    Ads Enabled

    Messages:
    280
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2017
    Location:
    Wyoming
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Have you tried this place
    http://www.glennview.com/index.htm

    He seems to have a lot of Durst products. I don't have a Durst enlarge, but was looking at one to buy, but didn't. I have not dealt with Glennview personally.
     
  8. darkroommike

    darkroommike Subscriber

    Messages:
    1,303
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2007
    Location:
    Iowa
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Glennview has a lot of great stuff but is a bit high, You really will only need a couple of lensboards.
     
  9. voceumana

    voceumana Member

    Messages:
    378
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2004
    Location:
    USA (Utah)
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    "PLA" is for a flat lensboard, like a plank, or a plane.

    "TUB" is for a cup-shaped lensboard (recessed).
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2018
  10. ac12

    ac12 Member

    Messages:
    721
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2010
    Location:
    SF Bay Area (SFO), USA
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I got most of my Durst lensboards off eBay.
    Be patient and keep looking.

    As ic-racer said, sometimes a lens is on the board, and the board is not listed in the title of the listing, but is included in the sale. So you have to look at a lot of listings. Get familiar with how the boards look so it will be easier to ID the boards in the listings.

    gud luk
     
  11. Frank53

    Frank53 Subscriber
    Ads Enabled

    Messages:
    369
    Joined:
    May 18, 2013
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Do the Durst lensboards always have the name printed on them?
    I have some lensboards here, that could be Durst. I used to have Durst enlargers, but have LPL now, in which they do not fit.
    Regards,
    Frank
     
  12. gorbas

    gorbas Subscriber
    Ads Enabled

    Messages:
    627
    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2007
    Location:
    Vancouver, Canada
    Shooter:
    35mm Pan
    Hi Marco, can you please recommend any used camera shops in Torino or Milan?
    Thank you in advance
    Goran
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies. If you have a Photrio account, please log in (and select 'stay logged in') to prevent recurrence of this notice.