Filters for a Durst M605

Discussion in 'Darkroom Equipment' started by Mike Kennedy, May 25, 2006.

  1. Mike Kennedy

    Mike Kennedy Member

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    After a 2 year hiatus from the darkroom I will finally reenter "The Wet Side" this weekend. Can't waite!
    Just thinking about the type of filtration I used in the past. My standard routine is to mount Kodak multi-grade filters "under the lens". Am I loosing anything by not purchasing a set of filters to mount "above" the lens?

    Thanks in advance,
    Mike
     
  2. rbarker

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    The below-the-lens filters work, but their condition can have a dramatic effect on the quality of the image. Using filters that fit above the negative will enable you to get the full quality from the neg and the lens.
     
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    If you keep the below-the-lens filters clean and scratch-free, you won't see the difference. The are actually better fort split-grade printing or filtration changes, because they can be changed with less 'disturbance' to the setup.
     
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    Just make sure they're clean! Personally I use above lens filtration, even for split-grade techniques. BTW, good to see you here on APUG Ralph. Really enjoyed your collaboration with Chris Woodhouse in ' Way beyond monochrome'. Regards, Blighty
     
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    Thanks for the kind words. Chris and I aim to please and succeed occasionally.