Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/06/25

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Subject: [Leica] hcb look in pix
From: "Gary Klein" <>
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 1999 22:52:40 -0500

Martin Howard noted:

The shots are not massively sharp,

but they do exhibit this increadible tonal structure. Is it the film?

It is mainly due to the thick emulsion film that was used back then.  There
was a ton of silver in the negs due to the technology at the time.  Even the
TriX I used in 1975 is different than the Tri-x of what we can get today.
Kodak has tweaked the formula from time to time.