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    ND filter on Beseler 23 II

    I STILL can't find the Beseler 8042 heat absorbing glass. Is it foolish to spend $60 on it brand new? If I destroy my filters it'll end up costing more in the long run? The thought of damaging negatives makes me wince. Exposures have been 20-25 seconds.. Haven't been printing at all because I'm...
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    ND filter on Beseler 23 II

    Printed last night using the screw on ND filter and it worked like a charm. Was able to get some 20+ second exposures at f8 with a 2.5 contrast filter. Dodging and burning is rather difficult, but I'm getting there..
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    ND filter on Beseler 23 II

    Oh, fantastic. Just gotta figure out the size of the 8042 and I'll get on that. Thanks
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    ND filter on Beseler 23 II

    Ohh okay, gotcha. So let's say.. anything under like, 20 seconds should be safe? Thanks everyone for all the help
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    ND filter on Beseler 23 II

    Damn. Well what if I just keep doing 5 second exposures for prints that require no d&b until I can find that little piece of glass for under $70?
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    ND filter on Beseler 23 II

    Oh sick. Well if I can somehow find one for dirt cheap I’ll do it but I’m not really down to keep dumping money into this. I already bought the filter and have had to replace literally every single thing. By the time I’m done I could have gotten a leica enlarger or something 😂
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    ND filter on Beseler 23 II

    Ohh will this work for the 23c II? edit: it’s too small. The #8042 that the user manual recommends is 6” x 6”
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    ND filter on Beseler 23 II

    I think the lowest you can get for a 23c II is 60w which wouldn’t really make a difference so I’d still need the filter. Screwing the filter on the lens and forgetting about it seems pretty chill
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    ND filter on Beseler 23 II

    150w? Jesus! Mine is a 75w and all I’m using is the Rodenstock Rodagon 50mm. I got the 40.5mm screw on Tiffen ND 2 stop filter and will hope for the best. Still looking for used heat absorbing glass though..
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    ND filter on Beseler 23 II

    Well I've been printing for about 6 months with this setup. I'm good as long as I don't have to dodge and burn but even with properly exposed negatives I'm at f16 and 5 seconds or so. I use the contrast filters that slide in and out of the tray, usually 2 or 2.5. I'm wondering if I should return...
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    ND filter on Beseler 23 II

    Crap, I just realized my enlarger doesn't have heat absorbing glass, I figured it would have come with it. How important are they? I can't find one on eBay and paying $70 for one from BH seems a bit obnoxious. The ND filter I got was $18 and it's pointless to return when factoring in...
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    ND filter on Beseler 23 II

    A quick question about the resistrol/variac: me enlarger is plugged into my GraLab 450.. wouldn’t it no longer be possible to sync the GraLab with the enlarger when using either the resistrol or variac?
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    ND filter on Beseler 23 II

    I considered that but I read that it makes the light more “yellow” resulting in the print looking totally different overall/reducing contrast. I feel like this ND filter should be fine?? I hope so as it’s about to be delivered and I have 3 prints that require quite a bit of dodging and burning...
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    ND filter on Beseler 23 II

    Rad. Yeah I spent quite a lot of time researching this topic and like always, found nothing but conflicting information.. I’ll let you know if it does a good job increasing my exposure times..
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    ND filter on Beseler 23 II

    Ah crap. I already ordered a Tiffen 2-stop ND filter from BH that will screw onto my enlarger lens. I figure I can still use a contrast filter in the slider tray going this route?? If not I’ll have to return and get a gel.
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