Tips on using DeVere 507 with Cathomag and VC paper

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    Help using DeVere 507 with Cathomag and VC paper?

    Hi

    I've acquired a DeVere 507 beast with a Cathomag cold light head. I don't have a compensating timer so was planning on leaving the light on to keep it warm and only turning it off whilst locating paper. Is that likely to be effective, or are there other ways of doing this?

    I've also read about issues with using VC papers with these types of heads. How bad are these issues, and what do people do to get around them? I've read some suggestions to use a yellow filter of some kind, but I'm not sure whether that would be to place above the negative or below the lens. Can I just buy a sheet of the right type of gel?

    Thanks
    Paul
     
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