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    Aristo D-2 Hi Intensity Cold Light compatibility with variable contrast paper?

    Is the Aristo D-2 Hi Intensity Cold Light compatibility with variable contrast paper?
    This particular lamp has a bluish color when it is on.

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    Re: Aristo D-2 Hi Intensity Cold Light compatibility with variable contrast paper?

    Does it have the V54 bulb? If so, then it will work with multigrade filters.
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    Re: Aristo D-2 Hi Intensity Cold Light compatibility with variable contrast paper?

    If not a V54 use a 40CC Y filter with it and it will also work.

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    Re: Aristo D-2 Hi Intensity Cold Light compatibility with variable contrast paper?

    the d2hi has the v54 bulb
    you will be fine with vc paper
    leave the heater plugged in for a
    little while to heat the cathode
    before you print, and your light
    will be more consistent .. using it cold
    is/was not the recommendation from aristo

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    Re: Aristo D-2 Hi Intensity Cold Light compatibility with variable contrast paper?

    I have an Aristo cold light head on my Omega DII enlarger. It makes very nice prints on VC paper, but I have serious consistency problems with the light output. Enough to make me consider the RHDesigns StopClock Vario, or switching back to an incandescent bulb.

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    Re: Aristo D-2 Hi Intensity Cold Light compatibility with variable contrast paper?

    The light from the Aristo will change with temperature changes. As the light warms up it'll initially get brighter, but after a certain point a higher temp will lead to less light output. It's best to use with a Metrolux or similar. (Is that what the Vario is, i.e. a timer with a light sensor?)
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