Find out how to Make a DIY Omega Distinction Filter Holder


Have you ever ever had a repeated inconvenience that lastly makes you say to your self, “Okay, I’m carried out with this rubbish”? Nicely, that’s the precise feeling I had with utilizing distinction filters on my enlarger. Anytime I wished to make use of a distinction filter, I wanted to make use of tape to carry it in place whereas I used to be printing.

The design of some Omega enlargers requires a detachable ‘cradle’ that holds the filters beneath the lens. After a little bit of looking on-line, I discovered that B&H Picture sells a substitute filter holder for B sequence enlargers for the low low worth of $269. Even used, these items are costly. eBay had a number of listed that had been promoting for about $79.

Unwilling to half with my hard-earned money for such a frivolous buy I used to be left with the one different option- to construct one myself.

Find out how to Make Your Personal

There are only some supplies and instruments you’ll have to make your individual filter holder. A chunk of sheet metallic, a 2-1/8″ gap noticed, a 3/16″ drill bit, and a few tin snips. The one buy I ended up needing was a bit of .22 gauge 6″x18″ aluminum I discovered at House Depot for $12.

You may obtain my PDF template, which you’re welcome to make use of at no cost.

Print it out, and use clear packing tape to affix the cut-out printed form on to the sheet metallic as a information.

A fast tip on the best way to make the bends by hand and not using a brake (a software that bends metallic): take the half that you just need to bend and place it on the fringe of a desk with a straight, flat edge. Maintain the half you need to bend on the edge with one other exhausting and straight merchandise positioned on prime, in step with the desk edge.

Whereas holding the metallic agency to the desk slowly bend the metallic within the route you need.

A Disclaimer

This methodology of DIY filter holder labored completely for my B66 and appears like it might additionally work for some other Omega B and D sequence enlargers just like the B5, B6, B7, or B8 models. Nonetheless, I don’t personal and haven’t used these different enlargers, so this may increasingly or could not work for these fashions. Worst case state of affairs you might want to change among the dimensions.

The tray dimensions are made to it my set of Beseler 2.5″ distinction filters. If in case you have bigger filters just like the Ilford 3″ set you might have to make changes for that as effectively.

For the only a few individuals who might discover this text and template helpful, I hope it really works for you!

Concerning the writer: Chris Kuhn is a photographer who creates articles and movies about movie cameras and analog pictures. Yow will discover extra of his work and writing on his web site, Fb, Instagram, and YouTube. This text was additionally revealed right here.