Quote Originally Posted by another_dirk
I use a Durst condensor enlarger (M601) and use Ilford MG filters for Variable contrast B&W paper. How difficult is it to use a color head to manipulate print contrast? Or should I wait until I find an enlarger with a VC B&W head?
The ability to "dial in" various contrasts is far more convenient than flipping VC filters.

But the other side of the story is that that contrast range that you can achieve with a color head is not as wide as you can get with filters. In particular, color heads generally can't handle high contrast.

But there is no reason why you couldn't use a color head for most applications, but retain your VC filters to take care of special applications.