Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/05/19

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Cold light
From: "Takeshi Hashimoto" <>
Date: Fri, 19 May 2000 02:36:07 -1100

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On Thu, 18 May 2000 23:17:46   Walter Levy wrote:
>I just finished my first session printing my Leica (OT) negatives on my new
>used 23CII with a Zone VI cold light head.  Wow!  How many o's in
>smooooooooth?  If I had known how great it is using this kind of light
>source I would have started years ago!  What a difference from that nasty
>old condenser light!
>Walter (Cold is cool) Levy

Wait a minute! Have you been using Kodak's recommended times all those years? Ifso, then you've probably not seen how very good condenser can be. You MUST reduceyou developing times from the "standard" Kodak times by about 25%; even better, use a compensating developer like Rodinal or Acutol (better) AND reduce your times by 25%. This will give a MUCH better result with the condenser than youcan get with cold light. Trust me.

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