After wearing women's underwear and pantyhose for some time in private occusions, I have decided to put them in good use. I have heard of the use of feminine hosiery in use under the enlarger lens to create diffusion and soften the enlarged image. I did try it the other day and have to say I was astonished by the effect. I also liked a lot the bleeding of the darks in the other values. My question is this: Do materials create a different diffusion effect? I used a white pantyhose for example of visible mesh. I am sure fishnet would not work, not atleast for this effect, but what other choices do I have? How does the mesh or the color affect the diffusion? Maybe a woman photographer can help with this one. And how about filters? Would filters such as the softening or fog ones create a different effect? I noticed that the pantyhose diffusion did not affect the quallity or sharpness of the original Hasselblad neg.