I recently ran out of graded fiber base paper and ended up reaching for a box of graded RC. I am actually quite pleased with the prints and will continue to use the paper. The enlarger is an Omega 4x5 with the Omega cold light.
Here's the rub: The paper is way too fast for my setup. If I print at my sharpest f/stop then my times are uncontrollably short. To get times I can live with I must stop all the way down. I can literally watch the grain blur as I stop down, so I know I am giving up sharpness/acutance.
Has anyone come up against this? Are there neutral density filters for the Omega? I would prefer not to peck around with electrical mods because I do not want to zap myself and I do not wish to possibly spoil a lovely setup.
Any help is welcome.