So I just got a condenser enlarger (Omega D2V); won't have it set up for a while but am musing on things. I much preferred using a cold light head back when I was last printing. Just liked the fact that it cut down on the visibility of dust, marks, and any other flaws, and seemed to print better with the negatives I was making at the time. I know the best thing for me to get would probably be a dichro head. Will look for one on Ebay, etc. once I'm back in the States. But I do recall an old photo teacher of mine putting tracing paper and translucent glass between or under the condensers on different enlargers; called it the "poor man's Aristo." And I saw Glennview is selling a domed plastic disc to accomplish the same thing while supposedly keeping illumination more even. Anyone using such fixes to make the light a little less harsh with their condenser enlargers? I can't comment on how well it worked back in high school, since I wouldn't have known what a good print was if it hit me in the face. And with the $100 price tag for the Glennview disc, seems a little crazy not to just get the dichro head if/when I can find one cheap. but I figured I might as well ask, if only to do my small part in keeping inane discussion alive online.