Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/10/13

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Beoon and TriX
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 06:52:26 -0500

At 09:14 PM 10/12/98 -0700, you wrote:

>get with it, consistently. It's also very tolerant of exposure and
>processing variations, more so than the T-grain films, and that suits some

It needs to be pointed out that it's not a factor of having T-grains. They
could have been just as forgiving of exposure sloppiness (also known as
errors) as Tri-X. But Kodak purposely made those films more sensitive - at
the request of John Sexton and other professionals who wanted more control
than Tri-X allows with less variation in time, temp. and agitation - so
that they would be more flexible. 

It takes careful processing - and testing for sure - to get the most out of
TMax films. A notable exception here is the new C-41 TCN 400 TMax film,
which is quite forgiving. Though I got it to block up highlights at a
wedding this weekend (I was just shooting for fun by the way). You can't
just treat most TMax films like Tri-X and get good, consistent results.  
- -- 

Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

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