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    Diffusion Glass for Enlarger

    Okay,

    I just got a new-to-me Elwood 5x7 operating last night and I have just figured out how to find the sweet spot for aiming the light and my hot spot is manageable now but, the diffusion is still rough and varied.

    The old glass is cracked anyway so I'm looking for ideas on what to replace this with.

    BTW I tried a new style spiral CFL bulb to get a larger more diffuse source and that helped some but I can actually see the spirals of brightness on the base board, and the crack in the glass, and... you get the idea.
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    My old Gnome enlarger had a frosted diffuser, just like a LF focus screen. So easy to make a new one. See david Vikers post today/yesterday.

    Ian

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    Thanks Ian,

    I'm actually inspired by that post and may give that a try.

    I am also considering White Flashed Opal glass or using two layers of diffusion glass or grinding on both sides of a home made diffuser or a bulb that hides the element behind a guard or painting the bulb so the element can't shine directly on the diffuser.

    Didn't know what others had had success with.
    Mark Barendt, Ignacio, CO

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    You could also find a way to use diffusion gels like the Rosco 'tough' series that are made for direct use in front of high wattage lamps. Not badly priced either.

    http://www.rosco.com/us/technotes/fi...chnote_3fv.asp

    Lee



 

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