b&w contact sheet in color darkroom?

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  1. DIRT

    DIRT TPF Noob!

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    Question: Can I make a contact sheet of b&w negs with a color darkroom? I figured I might be able to if I dis-engage the filter pack but what about the paper?
     
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    What do you mean by a color darkroom? Are you referring to the enlarger, or something else?
     
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    yeah, color enlarger and ra4 process paper.
     
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    I'd use regular B&W darkroom paper. I have a color enlarger and start with no filtration, or maybe just a bump of magenta for contrast. Should be fine. :)
     
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    You see terri... Im being lazy here and dont feel like setting up the b&w stuff. thanks.
     
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    Just setup the contact sheet and flip the room lights on for a second :D
     
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    Well, now we're getting somewhere. Lazycat. ;)

    No one helps a lazy photographer, Dirt. :meh: It's not good form.
     
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    He doesn't have the BW chems mixed/set up.

    Sure you can make a contact sheet from BW negs on ra4 paper. I don't know how close you'll be able to get it to neutral BW, but you'll be able to see the images. There are (maybe were?) ra4 papers that are for printing BW. Sandwiching the BW negs with some orange color film base may help.
     

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