Split Filter Contact Print
Was simply wondering if the concept of split filtering would work with contact printing paper negatives made from a home made pinhole camera that takes an 8x10 negative. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
as long as you are using vc paper, and you can put the light through your filter
you shouldn't have any trouble split filtering your paper negatives.
in a film photography forecast interview with a fellow appuger david william white
i learned a trick that i had never thought of before ... i removed my lens from the enlarger
and just project the light straight down. i have a vc filter holder i can slide over and it works perfectly !
good luck !
Thanks for the reply John. I'll definitely have to try it out when I have some free time. What's the advantage of taking the lens off of the enlarger?
Originally Posted by jnanian
Lot's of light! f/1
Originally Posted by aaronmichael
Lot's of light of course can be the disadvantage if you also need time to dodge and burn.
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True, but contact papers are inherently slow.
Are there actually any slow contact papers out there?
How is he going to split grade print if he doesn't use VC paper?
I use Kentmere FB VC Fineprint for enlarging 8x10 and contact printing 7x17.
two fiber-based options that I know about:
Originally Posted by holmburgers
Lodima(www.michaelandpaula.com for details) my choice is the grade 3, its superb!
i was under the impression the OP was using a normal vc paper, and contact printing.
if he isn't all bets are off ...
you can also buy bottled gaslight / azo-esque emulsions and coat your own paper
the formulary sells it i believe ...