Durst

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Durst Phototechnik AG / Durst Phototechnik S.p.A. (until 1942: Durst Phototechnik S.A.) is an Italian company headquartered in Brixen, South Tyrol. The firm was founded in 1936 by Gilbert and Julius Durst, with financial backing from a local family leather-goods company, Alois Oberrauch & Sohne.[1] Until the early '60s it manufactured cameras, enlargers and slide projectors. The company and the Durst brothers personally held several patents for photographic innovations. One of the first describes an enlarger with automatic focus.[2] The Automatica, pictured here, was one of the first cameras to have aperture-priority auto-exposure,[1] using a mechanism combining a selenium meter and a pneumatic escapement.[3] Agfa licenced a similar mechanism for the Automatic 66. After about 1960, the firm stopped making cameras, and made mainly photographic enlargers and darkroom & photo-laboratory machines and supplies. After 2005 Durst ended photographic production to concentrate only on professional large-format laser and ink-jet printing machines.

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Enlargers

  • Durst 404 (1958 - ca. 1960)
  • Durst 606 (1958 - 1966)
  • Durst 609 (1950 - 1975)
  • Durst A300 (1972 - 1979)
  • Durst A600 (1967 - 1976)
  • Durst AC650 (1980 - 1987)
  • Durst AC707 (1984 - 1989)
  • Durst AC800 (1985 - 2002)
  • Durst AC900 (1982 - 1985)
  • Durst AC901 (1985 - 1989)
  • Durst AC1200 (1982 - 1985)
  • Durst AC1201 (1985 - 1989)
  • Durst Autor (1938 - ca. 1942)
  • Durst B30
  • Durst C35
  • Durst C65
  • Durst DA900
  • Durst Din
  • Durst Dubat
  • Durst Duco
  • Durst Duco III
  • Durst Duomat
  • Durst Duomat serie II
  • Durst Duomat Color
  • Durst D659
  • Durst F30
  • Durst F60
  • Durst Graduate
  • Durst HG300
  • Durst HL2501AF
  • Durst HL2506AF
  • Durst J35
  • Durst J66
  • Durst Laborator
  • Durst Laborator 3C
  • Durst Laborator 3S
  • Durst Laborator 54
  • Durst Laborator 138
  • Durst Laborator 139
  • Durst Laborator 184
  • Durst Laborator 900
  • Durst Laborator 1000
  • Durst Laborator 1200
  • Durst Laborator 1300
  • Durst Laborator 1800
  • Durst Laborator 1840
  • Durst Laborator Ce1000
  • Durst Laborator S-45 EM
  • Durst Laborator S-45 Special
  • Durst Laborator SM183
  • Durst Micromat / M35 Color (1954 - 1967)
  • Durst M300
  • Durst M301
  • Durst M302
  • Durst M305
  • Durst M370
  • Durst M600
  • Durst M601
  • Durst M605
  • Durst M670
  • Durst M700
  • Durst M705
  • Durst M707
  • Durst M800
  • Durst M805
  • Durst Magico
  • Durst Modular 70
  • Durst Newporter / RS35
  • Durst Optigon 138
  • Durst Optimo AC (1988 - 1990)
  • Durst Optimo CL (1988 - 1996)
  • Durst Optromat
  • Durst Pictochrom
  • Durst Pro
  • Durst Reporter / R305
  • Durst S609
  • Durst U70
  • Durst Universal
  • Durst Unomat


Cameras


35mm film

120 film


Slide Projectors

  • Durst Amplicolor
  • Durst Amplicolor M50
  • Durst Amplicolor M55
  • Durst Amplicolor A55
  • Durst Amplicolor Super M66


Misc

  • Durst Diacopy 810 (Slide copier; transfers slides to Kodak instant film)
  • RCP 20 Developing machine
  • TIM 60 Exposure timer
  • Cut-Cat Print trimmer
  • COMASK 810 Enlarging easel
  • COFRAM 205 Enlarging easel
  • COFRAM 205 Drum


Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Company history, Durst Phototechnik AG; Innovative printing techniques are our world (PDF) at the minimal company history page of Durst.
  2. French Patent 848853 of 1939, Appareil d'agrandissement photographique avec mise au point automatique synchrone pour deux objectifs de longueur focale différente (Photographic enlarger with automatic focus, synchronised for two lenses of different focal length), at Espacenet, the patent search facility of the European Patent Office.
  3. US Patent 2800844, Automatic control for photographic cameras, filed 1952 and granted 1957 to Julius and Gilbert Durst and Durst AG, at Espacenet.


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