Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/04/30

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Tri-X rated at 200ASA with an M2
From: "rlb" <>
Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2000 12:17:55 -0700

The smallest that I saw from Jack were 16x20.  Some were 20x24.   He used a
20 year old Bronica and never uses a tripod.  There simply wasn't enough
light to make the pictures that he made.  However, he didn't know that and
still produced gorgeous prints.

Personally, most of my prints are printed on 11x14 paper.  I just don't have
room in my darkroom to do larger.  I typically print full frame and most
images come out around 8x12; some smaller, some larger.

For 35mm I either use an M6, Nikon F5 or Contax G2.  For medium format I use
a Contax 645 or Rollei 6008.   My favorite is the M6 with a 24mm aspheric.
Doesn't seem to be a size limitation with negatives shot with it using Delta
film.   I like Tri-X in medium format better than in 35mm.  Doesn't hold up
quite as large as Delta in 35mm.


- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Christer Almqvist" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, April 30, 2000 6:25 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Tri-X rated at 200ASA with an M2

> What negative format did Jack use?
> What size __prints__ do you make and what do they look like?
> >
> >snip
> >.....Jack Leigh.  He is an
> >exceptional photographer from Savannah, Georgia.    He exhibited some
> >absolutely gorgeous prints, full of depth, beautiful highs and the
> >were full of detail.  He has used nothing buy Tri-x at ISO 200 for years.
> >He processes in D-76, 1:1,  68F for 7 minutes.  I have tested it and the
> >negatives are beautiful.    I don't think that it will replace my Delta
> >films in Xtol but under some lighting conditions it does have a very
> >appealing appearance.
> >
> >Bob Bedwell
> >
> --
> Christer Almqvist
> D-20255 Hamburg, Germany and/or
> F-50590 Regnéville-sur-Mer, France