The flagship 35mm enlarger of the famous Italian company.
In the late 1950s I picked it out of a catalogue as my choice for a quality instrument. To my delight, I came across a used one in Montreal in 1971. Seconds after seeing it, I made up my mind to purchase. The price was right and the instrument was in great shape. I still have it. The M35 has given me many hours of pleasure printing both B&W and colour prints over the years. Its robust construction and auto-focus Componon lens combine to make sharp images a cinch.
CODA. A check of the Durst web site in January 2004 identified that the M35 was manufactured from 1947 to 1966. Parts support was discontinued a decade later in 1976.