b&w printing - colour enlarger

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  1. Solarize

    Solarize TPF Noob!

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    I have an LPL C6700cx colour enlarger but want to do b&w printing. Does anyone have any advice on using the built in filters to change the grade. i.e. what ones I should adjust and how much I need to move them to achieve results similar to those I would get if I used an under the lens filter system like Illford's.

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    Generally, you'll add magenta to increase contrast in a B&W print - and add yellow to decrease it. When you run a test strip, start with filtration at zero to see where you're at with your negative, until you develop a feel for what works. A lot will also depend on what paper type you're using: multigrade or graded. Doubtful you'll have much use for the cyan, unless you're trying to be creative. :)
     
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    Damn, never thought of that. My bundle cam with a dichor67S2 color head with 35mm and medium format mixing chambers. And to think I was just about to drop some dough on filters. Thanks for the inadvertent inspiration, Solarize.
     

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