Beseler VC Filters #8045

Discussion in 'Darkroom Equipment' started by Fred Aspen, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. Fred Aspen

    Fred Aspen Member

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    I just picked up my first set of Beseler variable contrast filters (#8045) from the auction site which is mostly complete but they all seem to have a convex/concave (varies) shape to them, they are not flat as I expected. It appears they may have been heat damaged? Normal shape? If not normal, I don't think the distortion will hurt as they are located above the lens as long as the distortion doesn't prevent them from sliding into the enlarger. True?

    Anyone?

    Fred
     
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    Sounds like heat or age damage. They are supposed to be flat. You can check the effect with a focus magnifier under the enlarger but if given a choice I'd try to find a set in better shape.
     
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    Well, it looks like I was bitten by the eBay snake and will write this one off.

    Fred