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    contrast filters for Bessler MCRX 4x5 B&W enlarger

    I'm looking for some 5" X 5" or around that size contrast filters for a Bessler enlarger MCRX 4x5 B&W. There is a drawer above the condenser and I would like to put them above the negative. Can anybody recommend where I might find something or are they still available? I'm using Ilford Multigrade paper. Not sure if that will make a differance. I believe I read that Kodak makes that type of filter. I'm just new to LF.

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    Ilford MG filters should still be available at your favorite retailer, online, if not local. You'll need the 6"x6" size and have to trim them a bit. I think with the Beseler you have to round the back end to fit the drawer. They do fade over time so a new set is not a bad idea.

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    Here’s the set. You trim them with scissors to fit your filter drawer. You should have the heat-absorbing glass filter in the slot above the filters to protect the filters from excess heat.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ilter_Set.html

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    Thanks very much.

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    I have some Kodak Wratten filters that I used to use in my Beseler. If you are in the States you can have them for free. Send me a PM with your address if you want them.
    Rick A
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    BTW: the big kid in my avatar is my hero, my son, who proudly serves us in the Navy. "SALUTE"

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    I use the Ilford 6"x6" set as well on my MCRX. They fit perfectly after a careful rounding of the back edge.



 

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