contrast filters for Bessler MCRX 4x5 B&W enlarger

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  1. edboy

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    I'm looking for some 5" X 5" or around that size contrast filters for a Bessler enlarger MCRX 4x5 B&W. There is a drawer above the condenser and I would like to put them above the negative. Can anybody recommend where I might find something or are they still available? I'm using Ilford Multigrade paper. Not sure if that will make a differance. I believe I read that Kodak makes that type of filter. I'm just new to LF.
     
  2. George Nova Scotia

    George Nova Scotia Subscriber

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    Ilford MG filters should still be available at your favorite retailer, online, if not local. You'll need the 6"x6" size and have to trim them a bit. I think with the Beseler you have to round the back end to fit the drawer. They do fade over time so a new set is not a bad idea.
     
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    Thanks very much.
     
  5. Rick A

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    I have some Kodak Wratten filters that I used to use in my Beseler. If you are in the States you can have them for free. Send me a PM with your address if you want them.
     
  6. Wade D

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    I use the Ilford 6"x6" set as well on my MCRX. They fit perfectly after a careful rounding of the back edge.