Finally decided to try a cold light after much advice from members of this forum and frustration with condensors. Ordered an Aristo for my Omega D5 and installe d tonight. Won't have a chance to print until next week now but several question s came to mind after installing. First, is there any problem caused by the fact that the cold light glows after the power is off? I should have anticipated that since it is after all a flourescent source. Does it fog paper or how do you com bat that problem? Second, do you ahve any suggestions for focusing? It seems ver y difficult to focus the greenish light, much more difficult than with the yello wish light of the tungsten bulb. Finally, a question specific to the Omega. I re moved the condensors and set the Aristo head into the can that held the fixed co ndensors. I removed the adjustable condensor and the lamp housing and fed the co rds up through the hole. When powered up I have this bright circle on the ceilin g caused by light leaking around the Aristo head. Should I add a felt strip betw een the Aristo head and the condensor can or what would you suggest.
I don't anticipate these are insurmountable problems, just not ones I anticipate d. I can't wait to get back to printing to see the glowing prints that are so ea sy to create.