Ilford MG Filters, up to 7?

Discussion in 'Enlarging' started by RoBBo, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. RoBBo

    RoBBo Member

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    A friend of mine gave me a pack of these today, and I haven't had a chance to try them out yet (Spent the day in Michigan picking up a DeVere 8x10, Durst 4x5 and an cute MP4) but these filters raise a curiosity, do they really go up to "7" or do they only go up to "11", in the sense of the arbitrary number knob.
     
  2. kraker

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    I thought they only went up to 5, starting at 00, then 0, 1/2, 1, 1 1/2 etc. until 5.

    ...probably a mismatch due to some conversion between metric system and imperial units... :wink: :tongue:
     
  3. Kirk Keyes

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    My enlarger goes to 11. Look, right across the board, eleven, eleven, eleven and... it's six contrastier, isn't it? It's not five.