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    Enlarger Help B+W

    I was wonderingif anyone might be able to help me I have a Meopta Opemus iii Enlarger. I amusing Ilford Multigrade IV RC Deluxe paper am i meant touse a filter in my enlargerto go with the paper and if yes where would i getone from that would fit the enlarger i have .at the moment my pictures don't seem to come out correctly ever to light or to dark. I do use a Kodak Enlarger scale. Hope you can help

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    If they're too light or too dark, adjust exposure. Less if they're too dark (on the print), more if they are too light.

    You can use a filter to alter the print contrast.


    If for example, your highlights are kinda light grey, and shadows just dark grey, you'll probably want to use a higher grade contrast, for white highlights and black shadows.

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    If you have a filter draw, you can use gel filters from Ilford (the same filters will work with any MG or VC paper). If you don't have a filter draw, which I suspect you don't from some of the images I've seen of the Opemus III enlarger, you will have to use an "under lens" filter set - These look very much like the Cokin filters and slide in to a holder that clamps to the front of the enlarging lens.

    If you don't want to pay full price for a set of filters, a WTB advert here or trawling ebay would be your best bet. Just watch what you buy on ebay, there are some really poor examples of the Ilford filters being sold. Incomplete sets, mottled & blotchy gels, vintage MGII or MGIII (probably faded beyond use), or overpriced BIN.

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    [SIZE=2][FONT=Arial]where can i get Ilford below lens Multigrade filter's that will fit a Meopta
    Opemus iii Enlarger[/FONT][/SIZE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by morrisphotos123 View Post
    where can i get Ilford below lens Multigrade filter's that will fit a Meopta
    Opemus iii Enlarger
    http://www.freestylephoto.biz/762617...it?cat_id=1602
    http://www.silverprint.co.uk/Product...asp?PrGrp=1089
    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trks...lters&_sacat=0
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    i have looked at this http://www.firstcall-photographic.co...ilter-set-89cm

    but not sure how to make sure it will fit my enlarger as i don't want to buy them and they not fit

    Thank you for your kind help David

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    Quote Originally Posted by morrisphotos123 View Post
    i have looked at this http://www.firstcall-photographic.co...ilter-set-89cm

    but not sure how to make sure it will fit my enlarger as i don't want to buy them and they not fit
    If you want to purchase from Firstcall, try: http://www.firstcall-photographic.co...9cm-below-lens - Their product descriptions are pretty poor in places (8.9cm is not equal to 3in), and the descriptions can cause confusion.

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    Hi Thank you for the reply but how do i make sure it will fit my enlarger

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    Quote Originally Posted by morrisphotos123 View Post
    I was wonderingif anyone might be able to help me I have a Meopta Opemus iii Enlarger. I amusing Ilford Multigrade IV RC Deluxe paper am i meant touse a filter in my enlargerto go with the paper and if yes where would i getone from that would fit the enlarger i have .at the moment my pictures don't seem to come out correctly ever to light or to dark. I do use a Kodak Enlarger scale. Hope you can help
    The space bar on your keyboard is broken.

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    how do I make a Test Strip to know what exposure/time to do the print at also if anyone has any instructions that would be a big help


    Thank you

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