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    Re: 45mxt and contrast filters

    Quote Originally Posted by Corran View Post
    Yes it's on the actual Beseler 45 condenser head, I just checked. I switched to a condenser last year and have been using that almost exclusively.

    My 45 MXT has no above-the-lens filter holder. I wish it did! Neither does the VXL as far as I can tell. I have a plain MX too but I don't think that has one either.

    I've never seen an MCRX.
    The MCRX had the variable resistor control on the crossbar.

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    Re: 45mxt and contrast filters

    Not sure what that has to do with filters?

    Found this interesting website detailing what each letter stands for:

    http://www.jollinger.com/photo/enlar...eseler-45.html
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    Re: 45mxt and contrast filters

    Quote Originally Posted by Doremus Scudder View Post
    You guys must have a different filter-holder than I do. I have a 45MCRX (with the tapered bellows) with an above-the-lens filter holder that takes 6x6cm filter (2 1/4-inch squares), no curved end. My 45MXT has the under-the-lens swing-away holder; again, 6x6 cm square filters... What do you have? Are you referring to the filter tray below the condensers? I have color and cold-light heads on my Beselers.
    My swing away is round. I'll get a picture up of the upper today.

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    Re: 45mxt and contrast filters

    Did you find a work around for your lens turret issue?

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    Re: 45mxt and contrast filters

    Sometimes I just hold a filter in the projected light and move it around to avoid scratches
    sin eater

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    Re: 45mxt and contrast filters

    I probably don't need to say this, but take note that each Ilford filter also has an identifying number on one end (only).

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    Re: 45mxt and contrast filters

    Quote Originally Posted by tgtaylor View Post
    Ilford sells (or sold) a mutigrade filter kit of round filters in rectangular holders with paddle handles that slide into the below the lens filter holder of the MXT and is an exact fit. The filters are grade 0 to 5 in 1/2 step arrangements and also includes a red filter. If no longer available new, look for them used. With the holders with paddle handles allows you to avoid touching the filters.

    Thomas
    The Ilford kit is still available: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...t_with.html/qa

    It comes with a holder but check the Q&A for fitting the under the lens holder Beseler supplied with the MXT. The kit I have is in a heavy duty plastic card-file style box with a see through top. Nice kit - although I don't use it as I use a Beseler 45S color head.

    Thomas

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    Re: 45mxt and contrast filters

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Tymon View Post
    Did you find a work around for your lens turret issue?
    Do you really want to know? I siliconed the lens to it. Worked like a charm.

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    Re: 45mxt and contrast filters

    I had a 45MXT and trimmed 6x6 filters to fit the filter drawer. As mentioned above I made a template and trimmed the filters to fit. I had no problems printing 4x5 negatives. When I got rid of the enlarger the filters went with it.

    Roger

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    Re: 45mxt and contrast filters

    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Thoms View Post
    I had a 45MXT and trimmed 6x6 filters to fit the filter drawer. As mentioned above I made a template and trimmed the filters to fit. I had no problems printing 4x5 negatives. When I got rid of the enlarger the filters went with it.

    Roger
    Thumbs up Roger! I do/did the same.

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