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What happens when variable contrst papers are used without filtration? Does vc paper have nominal grade?
-- Paul G. (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 28, 2001
Paul, it depends on the spectrum of the light. With my tungsten lamp in enlarger it is equivalent to grade #2-#2.5, slightly depending on tint of film base.
-- Andrey Vorobyov (AndreyVorobyov@yahoo.com), November 28, 2001.
supposly the paper will default to a grade 2 without a filter. However, try printing a shot without a filter then make one with a grade 2 filter, unlikely they will look the same. We run that test in our classes and I have yet to see the same look.
-- Ann C lancy (email@example.com), November 28, 2001.
It doesn't make sense printing without a filter. If you have to make any adjustments in contrast you have major exposure recalculations to determine compared to simply switching from a 2 filter to a 2.5 filter.
-- ricardo (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 28, 2001.