Omega D5500 4x5 thingy?

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  1. echard

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    Hi Everyone, I am using a D5500 with an Ilford head. I mostly print my 6x6 negs, but I'm curious about moving up to 4x5. I have the carrier (glassless), but, I don't have that little white box that diffuses the light for 4x5. I got this second hand a few years back so I don't even know what it's called. I love the enlarger. It's leaps and bounds better than my old Omega. But, I want to start searching for that 4x5 white diffusion box.

    Any ideas what it's called and where I can find one would be very appreciated.

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    You need a 4x5 light integration box. Just like the box you have except the light area is 5x5 inches.
     
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    Thanks. I had no idea what that thing was called. Now, I just need to find one. I actually made one out of foam core and diffusion paper, but alas, it didn't do the trick.

    cheers,
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    Yes, that looks like the box. I have the Ilford VC head. I'll upload a pic tomorrow. I think the box is similar but not exactly what I need. That one looks like it's for an LPL enlarger which looks a bit different that the D5500. I'm headed over to that apug link right now. I'd really like to just make one and save money for paper and film. Thanks for the help y'all.

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    PS. It's a Ilford 500H head. The thing is just teasing me to print 4x5. I feel like I'm so close. Or, maybe it's a sign to just keep life simple and stay with 6x6