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    New M.C. filters set makes a world of difference.

    I had been using an old, nay, ancient set of Kodak contrast filters. I went out and bought a set of new Ilford filters and WOW! what a difference they make.

    I'm just thrilled to be able to make a decent print again.

    Anyway...just thought I'd share my thrill for the day. :0

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    Surprising eh? I indulged in a new set awhile ago and all of a sudden split grade printing worked!

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    On the other hand my most contrasty Ilford filter has no where near the effect as my 40 year old kodak filter
    "There are a great many things I am in doubt about at the moment, and I should consider myself favoured if you would kindly enlighten me. Signed, Doubtful, off to Canada." (BJP 1914).

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    I change 'em every 3 years or so, usually because they're a bit dog-eared and grubby. It's a shame I couldn't just replace the G.00 and G.5 as they're the ones I use most.
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    Don't buy eBay crap. Out of 3 I got 1 very good set.

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    What causes them to go bad? I've got several sets that have been in storage for 8 years. Are they no good?

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    You can compare them pretty easy by contact printing a 21 step wedge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyoung View Post
    What causes them to go bad? I've got several sets that have been in storage for 8 years. Are they no good?
    Any kind of moisture (condensation, humitity) or excess light.

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    interesting. I had not thought of them going bad. I guess I just assumed that the old Kodak filters were not the "right" colors for the modern Ilford paper....Comparing the colors sets (old Kodak vs new Ilford) supported this assumption. The colors are wildly different.



 

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