Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/04/26

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Subject: Re: [Leica] NO MORE DARKROOM?
From: "rlb" <>
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 13:44:29 -0700

OH, but I would sorely miss the fragrance of Eau de Hypo!

All kidding aside.  I am not ashamed of showing my digital prints. I just
don't take digital serious....yet.  I use it mainly as test prints and
printing guides for my darkroom printing.  After spending several days with
Mark Rabiner I developed(play on words) a much higher appreciation for using
fiber paper.   Mark is a genius in the darkroom and generously shared his
time and knowledge in using the "split printing" technique that he has
refined.  It works and I have been rewarded with some glorious FB prints as
a result of his instruction.

Long live hypo and Mark Rabiner.

Bob Bedwell

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From: "Tina Manley" <images@InfoAve.Net>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2000 9:52 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] NO MORE DARKROOM?

> At 12:39 PM 4/26/00 -0400, you wrote:
> >New to "LUG" but old to Leica with my  first M2 in 1960's
> >I have been reading the various postings on scanning negatives with a
> >LS2000 and printing via Epson printers.
> >The impression I have, especially from Tina Manley, is that the end
result is
> >very close to a darkroom-produced print. Is this so? After over 35 years
> >shooting my M2 and now M6's are my days of fume inhalation, dodging
> >hypo reeking clothes over?
> >Does this really work? If so, how can I see the results before doing my
> >Bessler, Focomat etc garage sale? Is anyone willing to send me a rejected
> >proof or two which shows the print quality? I currently use digital
images for
> >plate making on work to be printed. But for prints you can hold? Make it
> >Tina. Anyway thanks for your help and some interesting posts.
> >Larry Gadd
> Hi, Larry -
> Yes, it's so!  Send me your snail-mail address and I'll send you a photo
> (Kyle is selling my digital prints to raise money for the Guatemalan kids,
> but those are on watercolor paper which is beautiful but doesn't show the
> equivalence to a darkroom print.)  My printer is cranking out 10 photos as
> I type this.
> Leically,
> Tina
> Tina Manley, ASMP