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    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.

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    hi aaronmichael

    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 !
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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    hi aaronmichael

    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 !
    john
    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronmichael View Post
    ... What's the advantage of taking the lens off of the enlarger?
    Lot's of light! f/1
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    Lot's of light of course can be the disadvantage if you also need time to dodge and burn.

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    John

    True, but contact papers are inherently slow.
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    Are there actually any slow contact papers out there?
    If you are the big tree, we are the small axe

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    Ralph.
    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.

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by holmburgers View Post
    Are there actually any slow contact papers out there?
    two fiber-based options that I know about:

    Lodima(www.michaelandpaula.com for details) my choice is the grade 3, its superb!

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    Fomalux 111

    http://www.freestylephoto.biz/42984-...ssy?cat_id=505

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    hi john

    i was under the impression the OP was using a normal vc paper, and contact printing.
    if he isn't all bets are off ...

    holmburgers

    you can also buy bottled gaslight / azo-esque emulsions and coat your own paper
    the formulary sells it i believe ...

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