Agfa Multicontrast with Ilford Multigrade filters

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  1. Fintan

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    Guys, do you know if Agfa Multicontrast paper is fully compatable with the Ilford filtering system? Do all the grades correspond?
     
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    I have a conversion table in the darkroom I'm using. I will post it asap.

    Morten
     
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    They are totally different.
     
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    Les is right! The table I have is how to use the colour head for both Agfa and Ilford paper...I go back to sleep :tongue:
     
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    Fintan,

    being so glad I'm able to answer a question ... ;-)

    Both Multicontrast Classic and MC Premium are compatible to every kind of filtering with the Ilford standard.
    Sorry but I only have found the german version of the data sheet at http://www.agfa.com/de/photo/pdf/products/P-SW51-D2.pdf , which confirms this theory

    hth
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    I cant find any conversion chart on the web. Does anyone have more info on this issue?
     
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    just found a work-around in Steve Anchells book The Variable Contrast Printing Manual.

    thanks to all that posted
     
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    #00, #0, #1/2, #1, #2, and #5 works for me. The rest are repetition. I'm using the Zone IV cold light head. Result may differ from yours. But generally the lower grades are usable.
     
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    Can you explain the workaround?