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    Filter ideas for Durst 138s

    I have tried the standard Ilford under the lens type filters but they interfere with the light path. The filter drawer in the lamphouse appears to take some kind of hard filter about 4 1/2" square but I can't find anything like that. I have heard of custom five inch under the lens type but that seems quite complex to make. My idea, which is more within my skill level would be to make some filter boards out of 1/4" plywood and staple or glue the Ilford 6x6 filters to the boards, cut down to the proper size, of course. Has anyone else tackled this?

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    Re: Filter ideas for Durst 138s

    I had two pieces of glass cut to fit the filter drawer and then trimmed the Ilford filters to fit.

    Quote Originally Posted by dentkimterry View Post
    I have tried the standard Ilford under the lens type filters but they interfere with the light path. The filter drawer in the lamphouse appears to take some kind of hard filter about 4 1/2" square but I can't find anything like that. I have heard of custom five inch under the lens type but that seems quite complex to make. My idea, which is more within my skill level would be to make some filter boards out of 1/4" plywood and staple or glue the Ilford 6x6 filters to the boards, cut down to the proper size, of course. Has anyone else tackled this?

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    Re: Filter ideas for Durst 138s

    I cut filters to size from Ilford Multigrade gels them hold them in place in the drawer with a couple of magnets - no glass or frame needed or used.

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    Re: Filter ideas for Durst 138s

    Quote Originally Posted by Graybeard View Post
    I cut filters to size from Ilford Multigrade gels them hold them in place in the drawer with a couple of magnets - no glass or frame needed or used.
    That's what I've been doing too. In fact the magnets aren't really needed, but they cut my worry of dropping the filter on the floor when I remove the drawer.

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    Re: Filter ideas for Durst 138s

    Thanks for the ideas! I think magnets are the way to go. An afternoon trip to Hobby Lobby and I'm all magneted up! I appreciate your help.

    Terry

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    Re: Filter ideas for Durst 138s

    I mounted 10"x10" floppy filters on a piece of plexiglass with some tap so they could easily got in and out of my filter drawer.

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