Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/02/18

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Delta 3200
From: (Bob Keene/Karen Shehade)
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 1999 07:32:05 -0500


I'd love to know your development for pushing TMZ to 6400; or is this a
"trade secret'? I'm going to be working on a project for a non-profit
theatre company that does drug/alcohol prevention/education in the school
systems of New England (I've worked with them for 12 years, we just got a
$45K grant from an HMO and now we'll be documenting our work in the
schools- I am the photographer!) Lots of dim school interiors, auditoriums
with neglected stage lights- gymnasiums, cafetoriums.... y'know, 'perfect'
photo locations!
I'm also trying to find the maximum on Delta 3200; I think someone
mentioned 6400 on that as well? I heard that Ilford claims you can go to
12,800 ASA(!) but I think I'd only print 3 1/2 x 5" prints!!!


Bob Keene

>Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 23:32:23 -0600
>From: Eric Welch <>
>Subject: Re: [Leica] Delta 3200
>At 05:26 PM 2/17/99 -0500, you wrote:
>>To really exploit TMZ's wonderful potential, photographers
>>should not be afraid to push it to 3200 (or beyond for that matter). You
>>would hardly write a review of a Porsche 911 or a Testarossa after holding
>>it to 55 mph.
>You bet! I love the stuff at 6400. For all the breastbeating about how you
>can't push film, I have pictures taken at that speed which have a very
>wonderful quality about them. It's an amazing film that gave black and
>white photojournalism a new tool to do things never done as easily before.
>Eric Welch
>St. Joseph, MO
>Today's subliminal thought is...