Quote Originally Posted by Jorge Oliveira
This thread is becoming very interesting - lots of tricks!

So there goes another one:

I have a very simple enlarger - Opemus III, no filterhead, etc.
Using VC filters is not a problem - they can be placed between condenser and neg carrier - but no ND filter...
Yesterday I've just installed a standard light dimmer inside my EPOI enlarging timer (sure, one can use an external unit - but this way is neater) so the elarger lamp can be fine tuned to the light I need.


Jorge O
Yup, dimmers will change the color temperature of the light and result in having to fine tune your filtration for every setting of the dimmer as the blue component of the light fades. An ND filter is really the best way to get rid of too much light. ND filters should be fairly easy to find.