Durst Multigraph Head and Graded paper
I would welcome advice from any users of the Durst L1200 with multigraph head. Having finally got my darkroom up and ready to run (pics coming soon) it occurred to me that I would want to print using graded papers with this enlarger. A browse through the multigraph head manual offers no advice on this. The only two methods I can think of are
a) Press the white light button with a piece of card over the lens, remove the card and use timer to count the time. This is simple but not very sophisticated.
b) Programme one of the paper channels setting the yellow, magenta and D-comp values to 0 thus giving no filtration. This would allow me to use the timer.
Have I missed something. Is there a simpler way of doing this. I appreciated that I could not use the probe with graded papers - unless you know otherwise.
Thanks very much
Even though I don't use my Multigraph for printing on graded papers, but with VC papers, I do use it offen to expose enlarged negatives for Pt/Pd, so I have some personal experience on how to use it without the filters concern.
Your second opinion seems OK, so that you can choose a separate channel and for example contrast grade #2 in that channel and adjust the yellow and magenta filters to zero.
You can always use the probe to find out the proper exposure time for your negative and paper-developer combo, and for the magnification changes also naturally.
You can keep this channel for your preferred paper and developer, and for differences from batch to batch of paper(it happens) you can make the small adjustments on the "adj.cal" settings.
Hoping that this helps,
Thank you for this reply. It is very helpful.
Extensive experience with info re Multigraph
The mag "Photo Techniques" Dec '97 has a review of it after 18 months of useage by Dennis Halkides: www.dhalkides-photography.com. His work sells through The Rosselli Art Galler in Redding CA. It is likely you could contact him directly for info as it is a rare club of users.
Thanks you very much! good information
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