Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/16[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
I don't have a Durst 609 but I do have a lamp that's too powerful for what I need a lot of the time. I guess I am ashamed to admit I have to bring up the "F" word. That's right, I screw a neutral-density filter into the front of my enlarger lens. That's right, in the optical path. I don't care about what this is doing in the way of bending light rays before they get to the paper. My prints look plenty sharp to me. However, if your enlarger allows it, you might consider putting a gel filter somewhere in the lamphouse. Balcar makes cheap neutral density filters for fitting on lights and you can trim one down to size. I believe they come in 2-, 3- and 4-stop densities. Byron.